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Windows 7: Windows is trying to place 4000 picture files onto desktop

03 Jul 2017   #1
cookiebun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows is trying to place 4000 picture files onto desktop

Explorer.exe is freezing because it is trying to dump 4000 picture files onto my desktop. I've already tried system restore but it stll keeps trying to dump the files onto my desk top. Is there anyway to get it to stop?
I was only able to access the Internet file help from the task manager.


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03 Jul 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Can you not kill the task in taskmanager
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03 Jul 2017   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure how that would happen in the first place and not at all sure what "dump" means exactly or what options you did to do it could you explain ?

For future reference ctrl+z will undo a mistake in moving or pasting something but it does have to be used directly after meaning it undoes the last action.
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03 Jul 2017   #4
cookiebun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Can you not kill the task in taskmanager
Yes but when you restart explorer it wants to open the desktop with 4000 picture files all over again.
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03 Jul 2017   #5
cookiebun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Not sure how that would happen in the first place and not at all sure what "dump" means exactly or what options you did to do it could you explain ?

For future reference ctrl+z will undo a mistake in moving or pasting something but it does have to be used directly after meaning it undoes the last action.
I was trying to drag ONE file from the folder to the desk top. Unfortunately I seem to have clicked "select all"
before trying to move the one file.
It happens.
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03 Jul 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yeah I've got into the habit of using right click drag and drop
After dropping it shows four options
Copy too
Move too
Create shortcut too
And my personal favorite Cancel
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03 Jul 2017   #7
cookiebun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yeah I've got into the habit of using right click drag and drop
After dropping it shows four options
Copy too
Move too
Create shortcut too
And my personal favorite Cancel
Too late for cancel.
Explorer keeps locking and has been restarted at least 20 times now.
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03 Jul 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Bad thing is it's actually moving files and not pasting so shutting down you will loose your files if it does not complete or you interrupt it
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03 Jul 2017   #9
cookiebun

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Bad thing is it's actually moving files and not pasting so shutting down you will loose your files if it does not complete or you interrupt it
Not sure I follow.
I deleted the folder the files moved the files from. The CPU is thrashing because there are far too many files on the desk top. I need an alternative shell so I can delete the files from the desktop folder.
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