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Windows 7: Can't copy files from external HDD to internal.

29 Nov 2009   #11
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Can you copy TO the music folder?

~Lordbob
Yes, it doesn't seem to be a problem. All the permissions seem fine and I can copy single files back and forth between these drives just not the entire folder?


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29 Nov 2009   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Can you copy TO the music folder?

~Lordbob
Yes, it doesn't seem to be a problem. All the permissions seem fine and I can copy single files back and forth between these drives just not the entire folder?
Alright...

Try copying an entire music folder to that folder, then try to copy it back.

So for clarification, you have an external HDD with lots of files and folders. But you cannot copy the MUSIC folder TO your internal HDD, but can WRITE to the music folder? And you can copy single files to and from the external HDD, just not the WHOLE folder?

~Lordbob
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29 Nov 2009   #13
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Can you copy TO the music folder?

~Lordbob
Yes, it doesn't seem to be a problem. All the permissions seem fine and I can copy single files back and forth between these drives just not the entire folder?
Alright...

Try copying an entire music folder to that folder, then try to copy it back.

So for clarification, you have an external HDD with lots of files and folders. But you cannot copy the MUSIC folder TO your internal HDD, but can WRITE to the music folder? And you can copy single files to and from the external HDD, just not the WHOLE folder?

~Lordbob
Yep, I can copy single files but not the folder.

When I drag the folder (or copy and paste it) NOTHING happens. No transfer dialogue or anything.

Please tell me I don't have to copy 13,893 music files one by one?
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29 Nov 2009   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post

Yes, it doesn't seem to be a problem. All the permissions seem fine and I can copy single files back and forth between these drives just not the entire folder?
Alright...

Try copying an entire music folder to that folder, then try to copy it back.

So for clarification, you have an external HDD with lots of files and folders. But you cannot copy the MUSIC folder TO your internal HDD, but can WRITE to the music folder? And you can copy single files to and from the external HDD, just not the WHOLE folder?

~Lordbob
Yep, I can copy single files but not the folder.

When I drag the folder (or copy and paste it) NOTHING happens. No transfer dialogue or anything.

Please tell me I don't have to copy 13,893 music files one by one?
I hope not!

If you have another HDD somewhere, can you try transferring to that?

~Lordbob
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29 Nov 2009   #15
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Alright...

Try copying an entire music folder to that folder, then try to copy it back.

So for clarification, you have an external HDD with lots of files and folders. But you cannot copy the MUSIC folder TO your internal HDD, but can WRITE to the music folder? And you can copy single files to and from the external HDD, just not the WHOLE folder?

~Lordbob
Yep, I can copy single files but not the folder.

When I drag the folder (or copy and paste it) NOTHING happens. No transfer dialogue or anything.

Please tell me I don't have to copy 13,893 music files one by one?
I hope not!

If you have another HDD somewhere, can you try transferring to that?

~Lordbob
Just tried transferring to my 1tb drive - same thing - nothing.
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29 Nov 2009   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Odd. Try a backup program, like SyncBack, or something and see if it can back it up.

~Lordbob
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29 Nov 2009   #17
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Unplug your external drive. Go to device manager and uninstall all the USB drivers. Reboot and Windows will reinstall the USB drivers. Try the external drive again.


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29 Nov 2009   #18
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Odd. Try a backup program, like SyncBack, or something and see if it can back it up.

~Lordbob
I'll do some more Googling and if I still can't find anything I'll just boot up a live CD and copy them over.

Thanks everyone for trying to help.

If I do find a solution I'll post it here.
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29 Nov 2009   #19
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by belikexp View Post
Unplug your external drive. Go to device manager and uninstall all the USB drivers. Reboot and Windows will reinstall the USB drivers. Try the external drive again.
The drive works fine, Explorer will copy single files, but not entire folders.
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29 Nov 2009   #20
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

I found this thread on Microsoft Answers, there are no answers though. (Ironic?)

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-ca10321536a8

Edit: I signed up so it now says "3 People need an answer to this" on the site.
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