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

29 Nov 2009   #21
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
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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.
I would try the suggestion. Did the HDD come with any drivers? If so, install them.

~Lordbob


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29 Nov 2009   #22
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 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.
I would try the suggestion. Did the HDD come with any drivers? If so, install them.

~Lordbob
No it's one of those plug and play ones. I'll try that again now then.
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29 Nov 2009   #23
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

how about open another account, give permission to that account for full access to folder in question and then try from there?
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29 Nov 2009   #24
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you install the HP drivers or let windows update do your chipset drivers?
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29 Nov 2009   #25
veii

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

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Did you install the HP drivers or let windows update do your chipset drivers?
Windows update.
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29 Nov 2009   #26
veii

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
how about open another account, give permission to that account for full access to folder in question and then try from there?
I've tried it from my "Admin" account and with UAC off.
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29 Nov 2009   #27
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
how about open another account, give permission to that account for full access to folder in question and then try from there?
I've tried it from my "Admin" account and with UAC off.
Try it from within the Hidden Admin account.

~Lordbob
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29 Nov 2009   #28
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 richc46 View Post
how about open another account, give permission to that account for full access to folder in question and then try from there?
I've tried it from my "Admin" account and with UAC off.
Try it from within the Hidden Admin account.

~Lordbob
LOL. Where's it hiding?
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29 Nov 2009   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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29 Nov 2009   #30
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Does HP have win7 chipset drivers for your machine? If so I'd install those and see what happens.
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