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How to find missing file after a copying large folder

Q: How to find missing file after a copying large folder

I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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Hello, i hope i could a help for this problem.
I just bought a new laptop last week, Acer aspire 4740, intel core i3 processor with a Windows 7 home premium software installed.

The problem i am facing is every time i will be copying large file from my external hard drive to the laptop it crashes and gives me a blue screen saying that the laptop shut down, it shows a countdown on the bottom and in less that a minute my laptop is off.

It is really annoying and it is been happening everytime i do copy paste.

Someone told me it is Mcaffee antivirus problem, i uninstalled and put norton antivirus and still same problem.

Anyone can help me in this issue??


A:Error Copying Large file

Quote: Originally Posted by ElieM

Hello, i hope i could a help for this problem.
I just bought a new laptop last week, Acer aspire 4740, intel core i3 processor with a Windows 7 home premium software installed.

The problem i am facing is every time i will be copying large file from my external hard drive to the laptop it crashes and gives me a blue screen saying that the laptop shut down, it shows a countdown on the bottom and in less that a minute my laptop is off.

It is really annoying and it is been happening everytime i do copy paste.

Someone told me it is Mcaffee antivirus problem, i uninstalled and put norton antivirus and still same problem.

Anyone can help me in this issue??


Hi Elie
We need a ton more info.. How big is the file. How are you copying it (drag and drop, a 3rd party app, etc), what is the exact error message.

Plus we need that files that is created called the DMP file. Use these to find and upload it to us.

Let us know if you need help

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I am trying to copy a 22 MB file to a new computer from an OLD Win 95 OS computer. It has no internet, no CD writer, only floppy access. I know PKZip will allow copying to multiple floppies, but I need to make sure it works with Win 95. There is an older version of this product, but do I need two different Zip programs to be able to install on the new XP computer?


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I couldn't save as, different name, was greyed out. Tried to zip and e-mail
but just as slow.

Any tricks?

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Good morning,

My apologies in advance for posting a question that has been answered many times here and on the interwebs already, but the answers I find are mostly the same and I need further clarification, if possible.

I work at as a tech at a law firm and I'm having an issue where 2 users are using a shared excel workbook to copy and paste data into from miscellaneous client websites, such as client names, loan numbers, etc.

Every once and a while, when one of the users is done making their changes and saves their work, their workbook size will jump anywhere between 20MB and 250MB in size from the original, which is usually in the lower KB range. All answers I've found include copying and pasting the content into a new spreadsheet, recreating the document, finding the last used cell with Ctrl+End and clearing the blank spaces, and removing text styles like boldness and colors. All these solutions do work, but it's hard to keep telling an attorney to do these things without them biting your head off about it - because this does happen multiple times a day on this one spreadsheet. It is, in fact, due to blank cells, as the last active cell usually hits the 1,000,000 number range when the file size jumps up.

I heard there's away to lock a spreadsheet to a predetermined cell count, but I'm still researching this method. If anyone can provide me further explanation on why this happens and how to prevent it, please do. Thanks in advance.

A:Large Excel File: Copying & Pasting

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I try to copy a 3GB file from a Windows 7 machine to a Windows XP machine but the network utilization during the copy is less than 10% so it takes hours to finish. The wireless LAN is 54Mbps. The hard drive is INTEL SSDSA2M160G2GC and the wireless card is Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN. How can I figure out why the network utilization is so low?

A:Network Utilization is less than 10% during copying large file.

That's too slow. IS your wifi network secured? Sounds like someone is sharing your bandwidth or else you have a really slow router thoroughput

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Hi all,

I have a really big issue with one of my computer when copying large file (about more than 1GB).

When I copy a large file, 10GB for instance, after the time calcution for copy, the copy begins but the progress bar never goes after 1%. Even if I let the copy working all the night, the status stays the same. I have this issue if I copy a file from a folder to another one or if I copy it from my computer to an external hard drive (both NTFS).

I have another computer with Windows 7 Enterprise which does not have this kind of problem.

Could you help me on this issue?

Thank you very much

A:Windows 7 freezes when copying large file

Hello, Welcome to SF!

Try this thread: Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files


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TRYING TO MOVE data from a DVD to my hard drive. When I try and copy the files, or any file for that matter that is a large file( over 1 GIG), I get this error when it begins copying:


It begins copying the file, but stops about a third into the copy process. I am using WINDOWS EXPLORER to move the files.I tried renaming file, but that did not work either, I thought maybe it had something to do with how the file was named. Any thoughts, ideas, explanations...appreciated!

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I tried to copy an iso file that was about 4.5 gb to a portable usb HD, but I was keep getting an error message saying the file was too big.
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I have a large file(3gb) want to copy to my hard drive and it will bluescreen in the middle of copying.
I'm using a USB modem which has a built-in card reader.  

here the dump file.

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Transferring ISO file (4.39gb) from SSD >> External USB (Seagate BUP Slim 1tb) received BSOD, not the first time (maybe 3rd or 4th time) but last time was more than a month ago. I have employed this "tweak" to increase USB max transfer size which worked well without a hitch for a loooong time, dunno if this has anything to do with BSOD but thought I'd mention it, also recently did reinstall OS (8/13 or 8/14?)

Here's the XML of BugCheck, results of DM Log Collector zip attached below.

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting" Guid="{ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}" EventSourceName="BugCheck" />

<EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID>






<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-08-24T08:44:04.000000000Z" />


<Correlation />

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<Security />

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Hi guys

I've got a mac g4 and a lacie 250 gig portable hard drive.

on my macs hd i've got a number of mpeg4 files which I want to move onto the portable drive, each file is in excess of 5 gigs.
Each time I try to copy a file over I get an error code 36 which states data cannot be read from or written to

the portable hard drive is running fat 32 as it needs to be viewable by a PC

Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how to get these files on the portable hard drive?

Many thanks!

A:Problems copying a large file from hard disk to portable drive

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Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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I went into an image folder, right clicked on a image, and selected copy. I then left the folder to paste the image in another spot. Well for some reason when I went back into the folder I copied the image from everything in it was gone.
I first checked the recycle bin but there wasn't anything there. I'm assuming it is due to the file being large sized. It was full of photoshop images my husband had worked on. That is the main reason I'm worried they are gone. We did have some files I backed up but haven't done it in a while.
I tried doing the Previous Versions tab but there wasn't nothing. I checked hidden files and nothing. I then tried a system restore and then undid it since it didn't help.
I'm out of ideas to try. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

A:Files missing after copying from folder.

You can use this software here to find missing files:

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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Hello all,

I'm running a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I just completed a fresh install (with MS's help) and now I'm reinstalling all my files and programs. I have copied the "My Documents" folder from a backup drive to another drive. However, I noticed that in the source drive there are "214 items" but in the destination drive there are only "144 items". This is my second attempt at trying to move the files from one drive to another. The first time I copied the times, only 114 items copied over.

This doesn't make sense. Maybe because there are too many files or it's too large of data for the clipboard? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!

A:Missing files after copying folder to another drive

Copy the data in smaller chunks, if you try to copy something that`s already been copied it will let you know.

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I cannot copy or paste jpeg files from my computer to my SD 2GB cards. Also, I get this msg when I try to print jpeg files. Using Adobe Elements I am able to archive these files. Oddly enough I can attach and send these jpeg files via email. Prior to August '08 was able to do these tasks without a problem. I suspect that there is a software compatibility problem since this problem came on suddenly (maybe iTunes?). No problems importing jpeg files from SD cards. I've looked at several sites on the internet but none seem to have the right solution for my problem. THANKS for any help that you can provide! -Stu

A:Error copying file or folder; cannot copy img the directory or file cannot be created

This has caught me more than once.

The problem is a limitation on the number of files and folders allowed in the root folder of a FAT16 file system (as for a memory card) of 512. (Note, this number is reduced much further if longer file names than 8 characters are used, as most people will want to).

When transferring the files onto the card, new files will be rejected when you hit this limit.

So keep your files in separate folders, so they are not all in the root folder.

For files and folders in root it might be worth keeping your filenames under 8 characters in length so you can use the full 512 files on root folder.

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This happens consistently. Once between 1 and 2 gigs has copied, I get the blue screen. I have tried copying in safe mode, using TeraCopy instead, nothing seems to work. This is the .dmp file:

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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am trying to copy "pictures" to a memory stick. Some files have copied
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A:error copying file or folder

Try putting all the pictures that will not copy into a separate folder and then moving them. Or putting them all in a winzip/winrar/7zip file and moving them.

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Hi, I have a home network of 5 computers. Two are running XP Pro SP3, one is XP Home SP 3, one is Win 2000 Pro SP4 and the other Win 98. When I try to copy files to one of the XP Pro machines from any of the other computers, I get the message "Error Copying File or Folder", "Cannot copy filename.ext: Access is denied. The source file may be in use". I get this error when I try to copy any file to the one XP Pro system using one of the other 4 computers. When I am using the one XP Pro system I can freely copy files to and from any other computer on the network. I do not have this problem with the other XP Pro system. All systems have Administrator access, there is no encryption being used, and sharing is enabled.

Does anyone have any ideas about what may be causing this problem?

A:Error Copying File or Folder

Perhaps Unlocker?

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hi guys, im having issues with this error file and folder. im trying to transfer files to WD essential storage using wdtv live n router netgear dg834g. but recently the past week im starting to get these error message which states "error copying file or folder" cannot copy ... the specified network name is no longer available. never had any problems for a year n just started about a week ago. i have rebooted router , wdtv , storage to no avail. any ideas.

A:Error copying file or folder

Maybe the WD essential storage device is failing or needs a formatting restore

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I am trying to copy or move files from one external hard drive to another one. I keep getting the error message - Error copying file or folder. Cannot copy <file name>: Data error (cyclic redundancy check). What does that mean and how can I get my files from one drive to the other? Thanks in advance.

A:Error copying file or folder need help

It means it encountered errors while trying to transfer files from point A to point B. Read more here:

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Hello, I recently restored a bunch of my data on from a messed up hard-drive to my friend's computer.

I am at his house right now trying to get the files back, but I have run into an issue that is starting to drive me INSANE!

He is on XP Pro, and I am running Vista Ultimate. We are both on the same network, and I can view my shared files from his XP machine. I can see his computer in the network from my Vista machine, but whenever I try and go into his computer I am prompted to log in. I use his login information, but it ALWAYS gives me a login error.

When asked to login to my Vista machine from his XP machine, I log in with my username and everything works fine.

However, when I try to write files to my Vista machine, I get this error:

Error copying file or folder:

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

If I was able to write files to my Vista machine from his XP machine, it would literally take 5 minutes to copy what I need over

If anyone knows how to get around this, PLEASE help! I really need my files back for work and school, and this is really starting to get aggravating.

Thanks for the help,


A:Error copying file or folder (please help!)

It may be I'm being too basic but ... could you not move them to and fro with a USB stick?

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Hi, first I would like to quote the information printed to the display screen with the problem I am having.

"Error Copying File or Folder

Cannot Copy <FileName>: There is not enough free disk space.

Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again."

Some things first;

I am attempting to save a file which is not even a MB in size.

I am attempting to save to a NTFS drive.

I am saving to an external network drive.

The drive has more than 200 GB free space.

No users on the network are able to save or copy a file to the drive, including special priviledge accounts.

A mere 3 weeks ago we were able to use the drive perfectly well.

This has occured before, but was fixed somehow. There was no documentation which leads me to believe it was fixed by error.

The machines used to attempt to save to the drive are all Windows XP machines, fully updated. The drive is located within the internal network and is accessible by all users of a specific room.

Any help is appreciated,

Thank you.

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I have XP SP2 and XP SP 3 running systems.
When i trying to copy a file from XP SP 2 system to XP SP 3 system
there is an error occurring. That is "' ERROR COPYING FILE OR FOLDER.

Please help for this issue.

A:Error copying file or folder

Given the length of the filename, I would be willing to bet you're bumping into the limit for a filename.

Microsoft is happy to tell you that file names in Windows can be up to 255 characters long. What they neglect to tell you is that the FULL PATH is included. So say you have C:\Some_folder\another_folder\one_more_folder\some_really_excessively_long_and_obnoxious_file_name.txt that will be a 102 character long file name. If you exceed 255 characters, you tend to get a rather misleading error message like you received. Try shortening the name of the file, getting rid of the string of numbers for example, and I'd be willing to bet it will copy just fine.

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I'm trying to back up some stuff to an external hard drive. And there are errors in movies that I have ripped (because I either forget to put them back in the case or they get lost) some movies and whenever I try to move the video file (ripped int a AUDI0_TS file and a VIDEO_TS file) I have an error box where the title of the window in the blue bar says "Error Copying File or Folder" and in the window (the gray part) it says "Cannot copy VTS_01_2" Data error (cyclic redundancy check).". And then I click the "OK" button and it stops the transfer. The VTS_01_2 is sometimes replaced with whatever file that cannot be transferred or that is causing the problem. I used DVDShrink and DVD43 to back them up. I am running Windows XP sp3 and transferring them onto a 300 GB hard drive. Can anyone help me please? Thank you.

A:Error copying file or folder

What backup or software or DVD recording software are you using?

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when i copy file or folder from c or d to usb flash memory I receive the error message
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how i can solve problem


A:error copying file or folder

Take a look at this link



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have you tried doing the transfer in safe mode?

A:error copying file or folder

Looks like you are missing one digit in the first group, there should be 8, not 7:
Closest thing I've found would be 499663EE.

Does the file show up in the Command Prompt? Some files cannot be seen in Windows Explorer.
Click Start | Run (or press WinKey+R), type cmd, press Enter.
Type these lines (or copy/paste), press Enter after each:

CD /D "%AllUsersProfile%\Documents"
Dir /A
To paste into the Command Prompt, right click the Command Prompt window then click Paste. If Quick Edit is enabled, the right click will paste immediately.

Does it show up in the list of files?

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Hi guys hope someone here may be able too help me. My OS is Win x64 Pro, 1Gig ram, 2 hard drives one ide the other sata was trying too transfer files from my IDE too the SATA and everything was going smooth till I encountered this one specific file I take that back make it 4 files. I have tried everything I can think possible including playing with security options, safe mode, system restore and looking for a program that can force x64 too bypass the error and do what I want along with searching the web for answers no luck and getting frustrated I can move all my other files except the files that have errors. Came across this forum and figured it wouldn't hurt too ask for help before I consider my last resort being a complete system wipe and reinstall. Thx

A:Solved: Error Copying File or Folder please help!!

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I'm trying to copy a 4gb iso from one external HD to another external HD with 380gb of free space.I keep getting "error copying file or folder,There Is Not Enough Free Disk Space. Delete one or more file to free disk space & try again" message.

Please help.

A:Error copying file or folder problem

The file may exceed the max file size (4GB) for FAT32 files, drives may be natively formatted with FAT32.If that's the case, converting from FAT32 to NTFS would solve it.How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP - Louis

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Im a Flight sim x pilot and I want to install some add on aircraft. However... When I go to the folder required, Flight Simulator X \ Simobjects \ Aircraft . This is where Id need to go to paste the textures of remodels and repaints that I downloaded of off freeware sites for FS fans. However when I try to paste a folder there that I copied or any file for that matter, it doesnt let me. I would screenshot the error but my windows is in dutch but what it says is:

error copying file or folder

Access denied, check if the folder has write protection, if the drive is full or if the file is currently in use.

And I have the game closed while doing this and I dunno why it wont work for me as everyone els I know can paste stuff in there fine.. please help!!!!

cpt viper

A:Problem copying and pasting a file / folder need help!

Who are you logged in as? Often, if you've got a personalised account, the default is 'User'. You'll probably want to be in the 'Power Users' category at least. Log in as Administrator and see if you can do it, or maybe modify your user access from Administrator, and then do it with your account.

If you're in as Administrator, then it's probably that there are some files with the name that you're copying in that directory already that are marked as Read Only, so if you really want to over-write them, right-click, properties and remove the 'read-only' flag.

Good luck and happy flying.


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I have set up a home network, Desktop PC running Windows XP sp2, Laptop running Vista Home Premium,
The Laptop can see the desktop SharedDocs folders and print to the printer, the Desktop
can see the Laptop folders but I cannot drop any files in the folders, all I receive is the error message:

Error Copying File or Folder

Cannot copy "File Name" Access is denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use.

On the Laptop I click on Start - Network - Laptop icon, I cannot drop any files into any folders: ie Public - Users, or any of them, all I receive is the error message:

You need permission to perform this action.

I am the Administrator on the Laptop and Desktop ie: the only user, how do I obtain the permission.


A:Solved: Error Copying File or Folder

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Hi guys,

I have a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB internal HDD made external. It is hardly a year old and sometimes I get error message when attempting to copy a DVD5 out of that HDD into the internal HDD on my PC...
The error reads:

Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot Copy VTS_01_1 : Invalid MS-DOS Function.

I dont know what to do

A:Error Copying File or Folder (invalid MS-DOS Function)

That probably means its copyrighted and illegal to copy!!!!

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I have followed a number of tips on how to tweak Vista and have found that the option offered in Vista to copy / replace files has been now deactivated. Instead I am now only offered an option like that previously offered in XP.

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Help, this is really urgent please

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I have to move a few thousand files and folders from my desktop to external USB hard drives to free up space on the desktop drive.

I need to keep the original folder and file dates. When I copy or move folders, Windows changes the folder date, but does keep the file date (created, modified and last accessed now become the current date.)

Is there any "tweak" in Windows I can do in order to keep all the dates accurate?

I've even tried a couple backup programs to move/copy files, and the folder date is changed to the current date in all three categories as above.

WinXP Pro

Thank you

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I looked through every other folder and file in my list and
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Thank you very much.

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happy hadookens!

A:Copying many large files to USB HD, how to que up?

Hi bonkboy,

Welcome to TSG!

The easiest thing to do is write a script.

Let's assume that writing scripts is new or that you do not know how to write one.

Here is an example of a script (Note - since I don't know what OS you are running, this script may not work on your particular OS or any OS due to errors in the script, but it will give you an idea of how to do what you want as a first cut):

#! /bin/sh
# name of script is:
filelist=`ls -1 $1 $fromdir`
for i in $filelist
cp $i $todir

Note: $1 and $2 are the first and second parameters passed into the script from the command line.

You would first need to make the script executable:
$ chmod +x

Then you would need to invoke the script, as follows:
$ ./ <todir> <fromdir>
where you would replace todir without the brackets (<>) with the full pathname to the folder aka directory where the USB HD is mounted, and, similarly, replace fromdir without the brackets (<>) with the full pathname to the folder aka directory where the files to be copied are currently located.

You can start here to learn about Shell Scripting and go from there according to your system (Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix).
-- Tom

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I am using XP Pro - I need to copy a large file from one removable hard drive to another. About 37GB. Windows keeps running a copy for a while then locks up and kicks me out - usually with very little data copied.

Is there a work around or program that can do this?

A:Copying Large Files

strange - it should work,

do you have a power setting if idel turn off hardrives etc

I copyed 200GB of data from one removable to another over the weekend - so it should work

you could try copying to the PC and then from PC to drive

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Installed Vista HP

All fine save one (big problem)

In short I cant copy my music and pic dvd. Have a lot of files (almost 4gb). It gets to about 60% and stops copying as per the screenshot. Sometimes it tells me I have not enough memory to complete the opration (not the case as my hard drives are 160gb with plenty of space)

I have tried copying it to my Master hard drive, slave hard drive and External USB drive, all with the same result.

I think its the number of files (20,000+) as I can copy say a game dvd to my hard drive without issue (4.5gb but like 5 files)

Desperate for a solution or a workaround

My specs are Vista Home Premium 32bit, 2gb Ram, 3.4ghz Pentium, 2x160gb Internal Samsung hard drives, Sony G120 DVD Rewriter.



A:Copying large no of files from DVD

Edit - This is error message I get (copying 4gb to a drive with 122gb free)

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Is there any way to copy a large file of 8 GB and above from one directory to another in an NTFS system?

A:Copying Large Files

Yes why not... what's the problem?
you are talking about copy ....not about move?

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I am having some problems copying large files to my computer from an external hard drive. The copying process starts but then seems to freeze after a couple of minutes. Is this happening to anyone else and is there anything I can do?

A:Copying Large Files

OS is Vista?.........according to your specs, along with no other information to help us whatsoever?

So I could 'guess', but a little more information would be nice

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Installed Vista HP

All fine save one (big problem)

In short I cant copy my music and pic dvd. Have a lot of files (almost 4gb). It gets to about 60% and stops copying as per the screenshot. Sometimes it tells me I have not enough memory to complete the opration (not the case as my hard drives are 160gb with plenty of space)

I have tried copying it to my Master hard drive, slave hard drive and External USB drive, all with the same result.

I think its the number of files (20,000+) as I can copy say a game dvd to my hard drive without issue (4.5gb but like 5 files)

Desperate for a solution or a workaround

This is error message I get (copying 4gb to a drive with 122gb free)

My specs are Vista Home Premium 32bit, 2gb Ram, 3.4ghz Pentium, 2x160gb Internal Samsung hard drives, Sony G120 DVD Rewriter.



A:Copying Large no files from DVD

I also have this problem. Did you ever find a solution?

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Hi there, I have a failing hard drive that I'm trying to recover data off of, only problem is I guess there are bad sectors or corrupt files because every now and again I get a 'can not read source file from disk' and have to skip the file. Which is fine. However; this does mean that I can't just leave it and come back later because any files that can't be read are going to interrupt the process. I'm wondering if there's a program that can simply automate this for me. I'm trying teracopy as I type this but it's been stuck on the same file for the past ten minutes and I'm not sure if it will skip the file after so long or not and the skip button its self hasn't allowed me to skip the file. I'm trying to copy about 300GB of saved data so it would be really nice if I didn't have to monitor the movement of it.

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I want to transfer about 30 gigs of data to my external drive. Howwever when I do it an occasional error my pop up such as "disk is in use" or "cyclic redudnacy error" is there a way to have windows skip that file and move on? instead of stopping everything after that error occurs?


A:Copying Large Amounts of Data

Why don't you try to copy the data in smaller portions and then do it...?

Whoever can, please try to suggest a solution to:

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Hi all,

I get the Kernel Bule Screen of Death when trying to copy or play files over 1GB; lastest three dmp files are below in text file format. Started on the 14th Jan 2012 and has happened 50 times. The System is not overclocked.

Please Help


OS Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz 2.89Ghz
Motherboard Asus P7P55D-E Express
Memory 2x2GB Consair Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTZ 460
Sound Card on board sound with Motherboard
PSU 650W Corsair CMPSU-650TXUK TX
Case Coolermaster Storm Scout Mid Tower
Hard Drives 1Tb Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar
Internet Speed 30mb

Anti-virus Microsoft Security Essentials
Firewall Comodo

A:BSOD when copying large files

Ton's of disk hardware errors and I/O errors. Looks like you have a bad hard drive or possibly motherboard

Run a hard drive scan

Hard drive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests


ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
A known BSOD maker in Windows 7. The 2005 version of this driver is known to cause BSOD on Windows 7 systems.
Download the ATK0110 utility from here -
Expand the "Utilities" tab and it will be the 15th one down on the list
After you install it browse to C:\windows\system32\drivers and check the properties of ASACPI.sys and make sure it now says 2009.



Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Sat Mar 3 14:43:18.163 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:05:57.037
Probably caused by : csrss.exe
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xF4_C0000005
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xF4_C0000005_IMAGE_csrss.exe
BiosReleaseDate = 10/29/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2800
CurrentSpeed: 2891
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.... Read more

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Rebuilt my whole system due to an unusual BSOD issue. Now I'm getting a new one. When I copy games from a disc or large file from one HDD to another HDD it'll BSOD. I have no idea what's going on. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

Thanks in advanced,

A:BSOD when copying large files...

Hello Richard,
Please do a Hard Disk Test - using SeaTools
Do a Disk Check (chkdsk /f) and System File Checker (sfc /scannow)
Update your Saitek Hardware/Software - here

SaiBus.sys Tue Oct 02 22:48:01 2007
SaiH8000.sys Sat Apr 05 00:26:34 2008
SaiMini.sys Tue Oct 02 22:47:56 2007
Lastly, install SP1: Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
If problem persists, remove AVG including Identity Protection (a known BSOD cause on some Win 7 systems) and run this removal tool when it is removed: AVG - Download tools


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7A, {20, ffffffffc000009d, fffffa800ef5d7c8, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+4c5e0 )

Followup: MachineOwner

5: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* ... Read more

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I accidently deleted of some stuff in the registry that cause I can't rename folder and the error said "can't find the specified file", I try everything including remove everything and reinstall windows as usual, but I can not do this, because I need media recovery. but when I create the recovery disk the error appear "The system could not find the environment option that was entered". please help  

A:can't find the specified file when rename folder in windows 8

Is that Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?
Create your installation media here:
Even if you have not updated to 8.1 I would expect the above to work, as 8.1 was after all a free update.
However, I have not tested and have not Web searched for results.

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Briefly.....I wanted to install a program from a DVD onto my D drive called ECAT, so when the program asked where to install it I browsed for my D drive and created a folder called ECAT......The program didnt install as it came up with error messages.  I have since found out that the program HAS to be called what the program states, and NOT a user defined one......
Now as the program didnt install it no files were written.........So now when I come to install the program again, this time intending to call it EXACTLY as the program states, the first page of the installation wiil not let me change the location or name of the installation folder. It keeps coming up with the location and drive I INITIALLY asked it to be installed too....
I am guessing the program has written a secret/hidden file or folder somewhere on my D drive.... however I CANNOT FIND IT. I have tried the following.....
CC cleaned the D drive
Registry search for any file that is similar to the program name (ECAT)
A Disk Clean on D Drive
Used a program called DISK LOOK, nothing found!!!
So after all of the above the program (ECAT) still finds this hidden/invisible installation folder called D:\ECAT and WILL NOT let me browse to anyother folder or drive.....
the picture below shows the installation page....Im hoping you guys can help me out by telling me how I can get rid of this folder or install the program in its proper name and folder


A:Created a folder/file and now I cant find it to delete it

1) Did you use the "Windows Registry Editor" to look for "ECAT" ?
2) Did you make "Hidden Files" visible before you ran your search ?
3) Have you checked your install program to see if it has "ECAT" entered in it somewhere ?

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I'm running windows xp SP1 and in
C:\Documents and Settings\%Your Username%\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files \ Content.IE5
I have 4 folders I can't delete. I get the message 'cannot find the specified file'. These all look like ebay items.
Is there some way to get rid of these? I've installed a new virus scan from my ISP and it won't work properly because of this. I don't have a virus as I previously used Norton and these files didn't affect it.
Any help would be appreciated....thanks....j

A:? delete content.ie5 folder 'cannot find specified file'

Maybe you need to be showing show hidden files .....take a look at this site

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Hi there!
So I recently tried to delete a folder of mine and while all other items in the folder were deleted successfully, there is one that refuses to be deleted.
I have tried looking for fixes online and the one I find most often is the one using the command prompt and the whole "cd \" thing. But whenever I try to put in the folder name or file location, I get a message that says "The system cannot find the path specified."
I don't know what I'm doing wrong and none of the examples I've found seem to work for me. Please help!
Thank you!

A:Deleting folder and/or file, but "Could not find this item"...

Have you already tried the folder deletion in Safe Mode?

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On startup, my Win 8 system returns "cannot find shelper file". Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks

A:How to fix "can't find missing shelper file"

I'm going to guess that the message actually reads "cannot find helper file", am I correct?
Please run sfc /scannow.
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Click on the Sart orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and choose Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
A page similar to the one below will open.

Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.  Please notice the space between sfc and the /scannow.
If the scan finds no integrity  problems in the first portion of the scan it should stop, to be sure that the scan has stopped wait five minutes, then type in exit and press Enter to stop the scan.
When the scan is finished please post the log of this scan.
To find sfc /scannow log, type cmd in the Search programs and files box, 
cmd will appear above the search box under Apps., right click on it and choose Run as administrator, this will open the Elevated Command Prompt.  This will look simlare to the image below.

copy and paste the following in the Search programs and files box, then press Enter.  
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs... Read more

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received msg this is missing, where do I find it and how do I add it??? Thanks for any help!

A:Find and Add file for missing HPNetworkCheckPlugin.dll

Re-install HP Support Assistant: edited by phil22

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hey i was cleaning out my computer of spyware and the like, and when i rebooted my computer, i got an error msg saying "unable to find xgibsdqn.dll" and everytime i log in to Windows XP, i get that msg.

ive been on google and to all the free dll download sites, but apparently that file does not exist.

can anyone help me?

A:unable to find a missing .dll file

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How do I find a missing file to unregister it?

Each time I start Windows Live Photo Gallery Crash, it presents an error window stating, in part:

"Sorry, Photo Gallery closed unexpectedly while processing this file:


I execute the "Ignore file" option, receive notices that the application has stopped working and is restaring, then receive a "Problem Reports and Solutions" window stating, in part:

Follow these steps to troubleshoot problems with
This problem was caused by, which was created by Ligos Corporation. is a codec. A codec is software that is used to compress or decompress a digital media file, such as a song or video. Media players and other programs use codecs to play and create digital media files. "

I followed the steps provided to unregister as an administrator, but receive notice from the regsvr32 /u command that "The module "" failed to load. Make sure taht the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files. The specified module could not be found."

A:How do I find a missing file?

Welcome Roger.

I would try reinstalling the software first. If you can't do that, try putting in your Vista disk and repair.


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I have problem.
When I'm copying large files from from C disc to D disc (two phisical hdd drives) it consumer all my free memory. First it starts really fast, transfer rate is cca. 80-90MB/s, and when it fills all avaliable memory (I'm monitoring task manager) then it starts to slow, to 10-20MB/s till copying is finished. During that time working anything else in windows is almost impossible as everything is very slow. Strange thing is, when I'm copying reverse from D disc to C disk everything is as it should be, during copying transfer rate stays at 80-90MB/s, it consumes some 200-300MB of memory, and windows response is statisfying. I have a fresh installed Windows 7, before that I have XP.
My hardware: MBO GigabyteGA-MA790GP-DS4H, CPU AMD 940, RAM 2x2GB kingston, HDD 2xWD green 10EADS
Software: Windows 7 ultimate N


A:Copying large files consumes too much memory

What is the file system of the C and D drives?

Where is your temp directory?

How much free space on both drives?

What command are you using to copy the file?

How are the drives attached? (IDE, SCSI, USB, etc)

Greg Oliver
ISV Architect Evangelist
Microsoft Corporation

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I bought a new toshiba portable drive from Best Buy this week. I would like to copy data from
my older maxtor USB data drive to the new USB drive. There is about 80+ Gig of date that I
want to copy to the new drive. I am using windows XP and I know the XP copy give
to many errors when I copy large amount of data.
So is there any public domain software that is best to copy my data without error. Is it best to copy
my date directly from one USB drive to the new USB drive or should it be copied to a computer internal
drive first then copied to my new USB drive? What is the best way to do this?
Thank you,

A:Copying large amount of data to new USB drive

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 running XP. I also have a Seagate 250 gig external hard drive where I keep music, photo, and movie files. Lately, I began to get delayed write errors when copying/moving files from the c drive to my external (g) drive. I looked online for some fixes, went into the properties of both drives, and disabled the cache (whatever that means!). Now, I'm not getting the delayed write errors, but the moving/copying of large files is taking much longer that it was before. Copying a 1 gig folder will now take up to 5 minutes, when before any of these issues started, it used to take a few seconds. I did a chkdsk of the external drive and the issue continues. Any ideas what could be going on? Thank you all in advance for your replies.

A:Problems copying and moving large files

Please do not double-post.

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Normally when I want to copy text from a .pdf, I simply place my cursor at the starting point and drag it down until it covers all the text I want to copy and page. It is a slow process but for a small amount of text it is not a burden. But if I need to copy a large amount of text (pages) it can be slow going. Is there some way I can speed up the process?

A:Copying large amounts of text in .pdf document

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Hello there!

Recently i purchased this rig:

evga gt8800 supeclocked
Asus P5N-D
HDD- samsung HD753LJ -750Gb
some crap dvd burner

System is:Xp 32-bit sp3
Latest drivers and bios

So i started to copy some of the files from my full to the brim laptop Acer Aspire 5610 thought LAN.
2-3 times the system hangs. 2 of them when watching from VEOH
Well not exactly just became so slow that the mouse need 15sec to move 5cm on the screen. Keyboard responding with same speed.Cant open the process manager even.

So i have the following ideas:

1st HDD heats up too much maybe some failsafe feature ?
Was really hot before i installed a cooler and monitored the temp -26 deg. If the program shows it right. Still hanged 1 time after the installation of the cooler.

Tho i couldn't c the temp in the moment before it hangs as i was watching something on the VEOH full screen.

2nd guess is somth from the Flash player ?
Tho normally the Firefox shuts itself down if there is any problems.
But i had some dab experiences with it as well.

3rd guess SP3 ?
I am thinking of uninstalling it?
Some final thoughts if it were a single processor rig i would understand if that happens(explolrer get screwed or somth), but on quad core

oh and I am talking folders > 6GB with lots of files.

Any insights or ideas are appreciated.


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I'm currently getting what it seems like windows explorer ( or the status box when copying ) hangs when i try to copy files over 1gb ( i copy like 5 or more 350Mb files and its rock stable and fast - upto 50Mb/S over a 1 GIG ethernet link )

I notice after its copied around 750 the status box freezes and it seems its not coping any more... its via 1 gb network link , both machines are fairly quick and i'm logged into the machine i am copying from using terminal services

specs of 2 pcs -

pc where files are copied from - Quad 2.4 , 4Gb Ram , 2.4Tb in Raid 5 , Win7 X 64

pc where the files are copied to - dual core 2.26 , 4Gb Ram , 500Gb WD Hdd , Win7 X64

I beleive its not hardware as i've copied like over 10 gigs of 350 mb files with out issue , only multiple single files > 1gb seem to have issues.

Both PCS are running RTM. 16385


A:Windows 7 Hanging when copying large files

As a suggestion, test what happens when you fully uninstall (disabling is not enough) your anti-virus utility and 3rd-party firewalls, if any.

The most likely cause is interference from a kernel-mode filter driver.

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I don't have the BSOD info yet, and from what I can tell it varies anyway. The first error I received was 0x8007045d but after a clean install of Windows 10 I instead got a BSOD talking about IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

When I get home I want to try testing this specific USB 3.0 port that is on the front case of the Thermaltake Core V1 that I own. I used the left port and I get this issue, the right one didn't seem to cause it. However to make it more confusing I tried a USB 3.0 Flash Drive on the left port and copied the same exact file to it fine. I am unsure how to proceed.

Can someone tell me what I can do to verify the USB 3.0 port is functioning properly? I ordered one of these online but until it arrives would like some ideas.

DROK? USB 3 0 Hub Protector Multi Tester

Once I can actually get it to BSOD again I'll post that info.

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When copying large batches of files, say 18,000 files, Windows stops copying after 5 files and has a problem with one file. It waits for user input to skip the file before it goes on. So you can't leave the batch copy running unattended. It would make more sense to copy all the good files and then list the problems at the end.

A:improve copying large batches of files

I can see where you are coming from but I think you need to look into a little built in feature called robocopy

Robocopy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I am hoping that this is the proper forum to seek assistance for problems with external hard drives. I will pose my question and see if anyone has had a similar problem and if so, how was it resolved:

I have a Maxtor external HDD and a Seagate FreeAgent external HDD and when I attempt to copy large files or videos to these drives I get an error message that tells me Windows XP Home failed to copy all of the files and suggests it is a network or driver problem - then usually my PC freezes up and I have to do a power shutdown and reboot. The file I attempted to copy is incomplete.

I have Win XP Home on a Compaq pc with 960 MB of RAM.

Seagate tells me it is a Windows problem - could it be a USB driver problem? if so how do I troubleshoot it?

Many thanks for any input.


A:PC freezes when copying large files to external HDD

Because AntiVirus is probably scanning the files
And Windows is using lots of memory
And the USB HardDrive may be fragmented or even in need of a check Disk
It's hard to tell.

You could try in Safe Mode (F8 Repeatively during system startup)
Then go to My Computer and try again
If it fails in Safe Mode, it's probably:
Faulty Ram: run Memtest for 7 Passes
Faulty HardDrive run CheckDisk on the drive (right click-Properties-Tools)
Or it can be Pagefile set too low (Right click My Computer-Properties-Advanced...)

I'd also recommend CCleaner (in Normal mode again) and Defrag both drives

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Hello Everyone,

First post here. I assembled a new pc back in September and decided to go with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I do my best to research problems before asking for help but this one has totally got me. I installed the free version of Macrium for imaging and I noticed early on that it could not successfully verify the images that I created. Everything else seemed to be working normally so I set the issue aside thinking it was just a software quirk. The system has experienced some bsod's but the vast majority of these went away after updating the driver for the onboard graphics.

I finally got around to reading the Macrium documentation about how the verification works and how to confirm the results and now I'm concerned about data integrity on this machine. Copying large files from the cmd line with the /v option throws an error, copying at the cmd line and running FC /B to compare the files yields inconsistent results, a comparison of the same two files will pass FC one time and fail the next. Memory passes the Windows memory test, I'm going to run memtest86 overnight to see if it finds anything. I have read where there are some Win 7 64 issues copying large files to external usb drives but my drives are internal sata drives.

The system includes the following, nothing has ever been overclocked. The only tweaks were ssd optimizations such as turning off restore. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated, i'm just about ready to sta... Read more

A:Issues when creating or copying large files in Win 7 Pro x64

Hello cway and welcome to Seven Forums.

Apparently the copying of large files has been an ongoing problem. A quick Google search showed numerous issues ranging from slowdowns to complete freezes. Two possible solutions involve TCP auto-tuning or using a third party tool like TeraCopy.

Problem copying large files

I'm not sure how, or if, this relates to Macrium.

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System is a 3 yr old Gateway. P4 1.8 Ghz 256M, 80G Western Digital HDD (NTFS) running win2k pro

System was working flawlessy until last summer when the HDD croaked. Replaced with nearly identical Western Digital 80G unit. Re-installed OS and SP4 and put things back from backups.

Since then, if I try to copy a file bigger than 70Mbytes from the HDD to my CD-RW, my system hangs. Sometimes I can Ctl-Atl-Del and restart cleanly, other times I have to hit the power to get it back.

Saw the "delayed write error" message once but all the other times, the system just freezes.

Ran a memory test today with no errors.

Application can create large files with no issues.


A:system hang when copying large files

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Everything is so slow e.g. opening of FireFox, opening of Excel, opening of Task Manager etc...while I'm copying 750GB of data from one partition to another partition......why? I'm running Windows 7 x64 7100 on a seperate partiton and I have a Q6600, 4GB ram and 5 X 1 TB WD Black edition drives...Task Manager is showing 33 running processors, 3 - 5 % CPU usage and 1.35GB of ram this a Windows 7 bug?

p/s Windows 7 is super fast when I'm not copying/transferring large files between partitions!

A:Why is 7 so slow while copying large files between part

Nope, i dont have any problems like this..


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Hi, there...
I have several network drives connected to my system. One of them has 8 dynamic drives (8TB) connected to each other as one whole.
When I copy to the above mentioned drive (or rather drag and drop) a folder with the very large files inside (total size is between 1.5 or 2 to 4.5 GB) my system crashes.
Attached is a zipped file with Minidump files.

There is an image file as well that I took using my cell after I followed the instruction to change the registry a bit. Overall --> It didn't work (Although I WAS able to copy 5-6 files before the crash, but at the same time I saw the difference how the system was slower than usually)...

The interesting thing is that the crashes don't happen all the time. I can transfer several files, one at the time without any problem at all. But after copying like 4-5 or 6 the system crashes...

I have been analyzing the Mini Dump files for quite a while already but without obvious success...

I hope somebody would be kind enough to discuss the problem with me...
Please, feel free to post any questions you may want to ask me...

P.S. System: Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.86 GB of RAM
(Well, there are actually 4 sticks of Memory, each 1GB --> So, totally 4GB of RAM)

A:PC crashes when copying large files to external HDD

States it is a memory issue, which I don't doubt with 4 Gig of Ram on Xp
Also at one stage System Restore was running when you were copying the files, it just fell over in a clump.

I'd suggest you remove 2 of the 1 Gigs of Ram
Adjust your pagefile to say ~ approx 2000 Min and max (even that's a lot)
(This is done in System control panel applet- then Advanced- top Settings-Advanced-Change)

Also probably a good idea to either turn off System Restore (your choice) or at least remove the old (or recently) created restore points:
Clear system restore points

Clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
Select the More options tab
Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

If all else fails, try Memtest (for 7 Passes)

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Hi Everybody.

I have endured a problem and is frustrating me.
when trying to copy a large amount of files to a new desination, the 'busy cursor' key pops up for a little while and then the explorer drops and nothing happens.
If there are any ideas or surgestions please let me know.


A:Problem copying large amounts of files

What's a large amount?

Perhaps you should try to copy them in parts

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Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy AVSEQ17: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error is generated most of the times while copying file from CD to my hard drive and the copying fails and the data is not not copied to the hard disk.

Someone please help me to get rid of this problem and/or tell me its cause!!!


A:Error Copying File or Folder:Cannot copy AVSEQ17:Data error(cyclic redundancy check).

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I have 3 HD's running. Two (NTFS) internal and one (FAT32) external.

A 300GB (NTFS) with about 14GB of free space.
A 60GB (NTFS) with 9GB of free space.
A 160GB (FAT32) with 149GB of free space.

I am getting this error message while trying to transfer a 4GB Movie from the 300GB HD to the 160GB HD saying "Error copying file or folder, There is not enough free disk space". Obviously there is enough disk space on the target drive for the movie but for some reason or another it doesn't think so. Windows also recognizes that there is the correct amount of space available, it only says there isn't when I try to transfer.

I tested transferring with other files and it works fine, its just that file. I also tried transferring it to the 60GB HD and it worked without any problems.

My questions are:

Is there something wrong with the file?

Is it that there isn't enough room in a temporary folder for it to transfer a file that big?

Is it the fact that they are different file systems?

Is there something wrong with my HD?

Or is it something that i'm not thinking of?

Thanks for your help. Sorry if this post is in the wrong section, I thought it was the most appropriate.

A:XP "Error copying file or folder" message

Thankfully you didn't try "moving" it, sometimes from doing this it vanishes from the source (as wanted) and never gets to the destination (due to out of memory error)

I've seen this myself, it's to do with system resource on your PageFile amount of Ram being used and the CPU coming in trying to process it all.

In most cases I have run CCleaner first then copied the large file(s) across without fuss.
It's just all the temp files together and Windows thinking that memory is low when it's just the processing of this memory in a temporary location (being %temp% usually)

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A:"error copying file or folder"

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A:windows freezes when copying large files AFTER a search.

I'm sure it was working, just gotta give it time. It may say it's not responding but that because it's not responding to you. It has to sort it out before copying.

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Things I have tried:

I have 4 hard disks in the machine, and I've tried various different combinations of which drive to copy from and which drive to copy to, just to see if that is the problem, so unless all 4 hard disks are broken, I don't think I can blame the drive.
I read somewhere that virus scanners and firewalls have the potential to interfere, and so I uninstalled Zone Alarm, yet the problem still occurs.
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A:System Freezes When Copying Large Files Between Drives

I had a similar problem when I went from Vista to Windows 7. File transfers would grind to a halt and freeze the system. In my case I only needed to bump up the NB "north bridge" voltage one notch and everything worked perfectly again. I have seen this work on more than a few systems over the last year and a half. Windows 7 seems to put more load on the memory controller and chipset for some reason.

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A:Copying large amounts of files, mirroring 320GB?


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This is new territory for me.

I am trying to save two ISO files (Win7 Pro 32bit + 64bit, ex Digital River) from my C: drive (laptop spinner) to a new USB2 thumb-drive. (Laptop does not have USB3).

The two ISOs are about 2.5gb each, which 70% filled the 8gb thumb drive.
I simply did not think about the size of the ISO files and the thumb-drive capacity.

Copying from the internal drive to the USB2 thumb drive took about 22 minutes.
Speed was ?4MB/s, via a mains-powered hub.
Not having a clue about "transfer" times/speeds, I am wondering if the 4mb/s is reasonable ?

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An old thread-post USB Transfer rate ~~ suggests changing the BIOS USB speed to high-speed instead of full-speed. The thread is directed at USB3 ... just wondering if such a tweak is applicable to USB2 ? If so ... how would I do that. ?

Is there any point to using third-party file copier programs ?


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A:Copying large files from C: to USB2 thumb drive

I get about 1 GB every 20 minutes through a USB 2.0 port; that's about .8 MB per second; average file size 260k. This is to a cheap USB 2.0 stick.

If I change to a cheap USB 3.0 stick through a USB 3.0 port, I get about 5 times as much speed---about 4 minutes per GB or 4 MB per second. Same average file size

Large files tend to copy faster than small files. You're copying very large files and getting 4 mbs onto a cheap USB drive similar to mine. I'm only getting .8 for small files.

I'd say you are doing OK considering your USB is 2.0 and cheap.

You should be able to get much better performance if you step up to USB 3.0.

I wouldn't expect much improvement with file-copy programs, but might experiment if I was doing this job constantly and saving time was critical.

I don't know anything about the BIOS tweaks, but you could experiment.

I'd think even a slowish USB drive would be preferable to DVD, reliability issues aside.

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A:System Freezes When Copying Large Files Between Drives

Run a Disk Check on both drives starting with external.

If this isn't enough then run SFC -SCANNOW Command.

Then if required Troubleshooting Explorer.exe Crashing Issues - Windows 7 Forums and if necessary
How to replace explorer.exe in Windows 7?

As a last resort try Repair Install

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I tried renaming folders.dbx to folders.old to recreate the folders, but it took all the subfolders in any folder and moved them up in the cascade so they became main folders. This is not a feasible solution as we had things very organized in sub- and subsub folders. So, I used the back up folder I created before renaming the folder.dbx file to correct that, but it brought me back to the same place of having all the missing sub folders.

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A:OE6 One Folder Missing, .dbx still in store file


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Any idea how I get all the folder icons to return. I can't do each one idiviually as it too many and the default won't let me install.

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A:File folder icons missing

Problem seemed to solve itself. Not a clue why but this morning the icons returned and my system seems normal. SS

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just noticed when I created a new folder it would not let me rename it and it gave me the error file or folder does not exist. I can copy, move, delete but no rename ANT file on my pc.

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No viruses that i can find

Any ideas?

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A:File or folder missing issue

Welcome to the forum

Cannot Rename or Move a File or Folder in Vista Fix

From our excellent tutorial collectiion

I hope that this helps.

Just post again with the results.

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