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File Copy Error

Q: File Copy Error

Hi guys

Please help

here are my specs

PIII Motherboard - Asus TUV 4x
700 Mhz Processor
256 mb ram
dvd reader
sound card
lan card

cd rewriter

I have a problem with the text based setup of windows , when it gets to copy files, it gives me an error saying that XXX.XXX file wasn't copied correctly , press enter to retry F3 to exit setup and restart your computer and esc to ignore and continue , I pressed enter several times and it won't copy , I have pressed esc but the gui version of setup doesn't run correctly. It occours even without the lan or sound card or modem card installed. It happens with the dvd reader unpluged aswell , I have tried another drive and same thing , I have recently used the cd with a different product key on a different machine and it was fine. that shows no problem with CD or drive?

Please help



A: File Copy Error

Where did you get the cd?

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I'm currently in the process of copying files back from the cloud in the exact same location where I had them before and now it says that the file name is too long and prompts to see whether I want to skip the file or not. The error message given does not
give the full file name or the path so it is impossible to see which files were copied successfully or not. This never happened with XP! Then afterwards I found that some of the files with long names did copy successfully whereas others didn't. I find this
to be a very user unfriendly process and I'm totally confused! These are critical files and I'm sure I haven't exceeded 260 characters or whatever. This is soOoO frustrating!!


A:file copy error message not sufficient + file name too long will not copy

Hi ,

There is a limit of filename length within Windows Explorer. In the Windows API (with some exceptions discussed in the following paragraphs), the maximum length for a path is MAX_PATH, which
is defined as 260 characters.
The shell and the file system have different requirements. It is possible to create a path with the Windows API that the shell user interface is not able to interpret properly.
This means that your long filename can only be handled at the command prompt level and you cannot drag and drop an illegal length filename within Windows Explorer.

Please simplify your folders and titles.

More information, please check the part of Maximum Path Length Limitation in the link below. Cai
TechNet Community Support

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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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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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Hi all,

This is my first post on this forum (I just joined). I would like some help regarding the following matter:

I have to copy a personal .daa (PowerISO image) from a burnt DVD-R to any folder on my hard disk. When I try copying it using the normal Windows GUI, it fails at the last second with the error "The target volume does not support symbolic filenames".

I then tried copying using the xcopy command and got the same error.

I know that symbolic filenames and links are not supported on FAT partitions, but all my partitions are NTFS. Still, for good measure I tried copying the file to another partition without any luck.

I would like to know whether there is any way around this problem. Thank you for taking the time to read my post!


A:File copy error

lol, I just wrote up a whole nice reply only to see that I'm not answering your question. May I ask what is the file name? Are there any weird characters? What about opening the .daa file (browse through it using PowerISO or WinRar I believe can also read those), and copying the files inside? You can recreate the image file with it's the contents after they're on your hard drive.

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Hi Friends,
I got a new ext HDD 1.5TB segate I was able to copy everything except some of my MP3's. ( 175GB of them ) see error file path too long?????

is it because the files are 3-6folders deep?

thank you in advance


A:file COPY error... it worked going to the portable

Hello Carmine .

Try the "move to" option from the tutorial at the link below; I don't know if it'll work or not, it's worth a try; be sure to let us know how it sorts out.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

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A:Nero Express file copy error

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A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

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A:copy file fails error on HP recovery disk 2 at 58%

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Temporarily I have changed the location of my Store folder to this hard drive and Windows Mail works and displays all of my saved messages

However, when I open Windows Mail I receive this error message

WinMail.exe ? Corrupt File
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I have run the Chkdsk utility to no avail. So Tried to delete the file and received the Error 0x80070091

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A:Unable to delete/copy a file Error 0x80070091

Hi Jacqui and welcome to SF!
Try deleting the file in question in safe mode

Safe Mode


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This was bought with Windows XP SP2 Preloaded.

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A:Can't install Windows Components - File copy error.

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Has anyone got ideas about what the problem is?

Vista x64
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 2.40GHz
ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB

A:Installing problem: File copy error (CRC does not match)

CRC errors are related to integrity of the file in question. Make sure the game is not cracked version.

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My lap has 2 partitions,C and E,F and G 3 partitions.

I previousy used a file copy/backup software without any problems at all,until i installed Folder Lock and maybe usb lock.But did not use the software to lock or unlock any files or drives.But has suddenly developed the problem where i need further permissions,as u can see in the capture shot.Says " error code740:the requested operation requires elevation.(adjust token Privelegs)".HOW TO ?

AND the E,F and G drives are all having the same problem.Unable to copy the files (its only a straight forward copy of files,its not acronis etc who package the files into 1 large file) and i receive the same popup message for each drive...

AND drive E's icon is now a piece of A4 with the right had top corner turned over.

HOW to return the permissions back to orig state? Have tried right clicking and changing the permissions there.Still doesnt work.


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My laptop has 4 partitions,C and E,F and G.

I previousy used a file copy/backup software without any problems at all,until i installed Folder Lock and maybe usb lock.But did not use the software to lock or unlock any files or drives.But
has suddenly developed the problem where i need further permissions,as u can see in the capture shot.Says
" error code740:the requested operation requires elevation.(adjust token Priveleges)".HOW TO ?

AND the E,F and G drives are all having the same problem.Unable to copy the files (its only a straight forward copy of files,its not acronis etc who package the files into 1 large file) and i receive the same popup message for each drive...

AND drive E's icon is now a piece of A4 with the right had top corner turned over.

HOW to return the permissions back to orig state?
Have tried right clicking and changing the permissions there.Still doesnt work.


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what's the syntax for single files?

Can't you just paste the path into the source?

(starts, and stops... any logs?)

A:how do I copy a BIG single file (using richcopy?) big file copy

Use this command if the VHD is sitting on C:

robocopy "C:\Users\yourName\VHD Folder" "S:\Storage Folder" *.* /COPY:DAT /E

Change yourname and replace VHD Folder with the name of the folder where the VHD resides. S:\Storage Folder is where you want to store it.

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examples are all highlighted fields in the attached file.

Can someone help me with creating a macro!!! ?

A:Macro : Find > Copy > Find > Copy > Find > Copy > Print all found in File

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I can't find the file that is listed in the error message.
I unlocked the profiles and took off all the restrictions except blocking firefox and netscape. I am still getting the error message. How can I fix this?

A:Error: "Windows cannot copy file. The filename or extension is too long."

We occasionally see this with locked profiles.  When a profile is locked, Windows copies the original profile directory (often c:\users\user.orig) to a temporary location (often c:\users\user).  During the user's session, changes the user makes are written to this temporary location.  When the user logs off, Windows deletes the temporary profile, thus cleaning up his changes.
When you see the warning about filenames being too long when the locked user logs in, the problem is usually that temporary internet files created by Internet Explorer exceed the default 260 character path length limit, so Windows encounters an error when it tries to copy these files to the temporary location.  It's possible that other applications could create long filenames/paths that cause similar problems.
I've been able to solve the problem by unlocking the profile, logging in as the restricted user, then emptying the user's temporary internet files in Internet Explorer.  Then log off, log on as the Administrator again, and re-lock the user's profile.
Hope that helps.

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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.


A:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.

@echo off
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory /Some/server/path
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" ""
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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I'm in the process of repair/recovery of my machine (Dell Inspiron 8500 with Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2). I'm following exactly the instructions in:, but a problem has developed. The "software" file (which is the file that the original blue screen error message says is "corrupt, absent or not writable") will not copy to the new tmp directory to create the backup. My understanding from the article is that this backup file (software.bak) will later be used to restore correct settings for various software applications. Since I can't copy it, it appears that I am screwed, no? Or is there a way out somehow?

Thanks to anyone who's been there and can help...

BTW I have the XP installation disk that came with, and a diagnostics disk which I have not yet run.


A:Blue Screen: Registry File Failure; can't copy corrupted file to tmp directory

Never mind, I had it wrong--didn't read the document referred to above carefully enough. The procedure worked like a charm, and the document is very easy to read and entertaining to boot! (pun intended).

The document describes a procedure that closely follows a Microsoft KB document (which I now can't find) but does not contain any warning regarding whether the OS is an OEM (original equipment manufacture) install or not. The Microsoft doc says not to use the procedure on an OEM-installed OS, but I just did it on my Dell, so that warning seems to be incorrect.

Many many thanks for the help provided by this document and this site.

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How can I move/copy a file from one disk to another without changing the file's creation date?

A:Copy/Move File from One Disk To Another w/o Changing the File Creation Date

You can use a utility called "Set File Date" to change a file's creation date to whatever you want.

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I would like to create a .bat to copy files from source folder to destination folder.
Some files in source folder already exist in destination folder (Same name)
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Source folder include. FileOne.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt
Destination folder include. FileOne.asp - (NO FileTwo) - FileTree.txt
Result. FileOne.asp (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileOne_BAK.asp) - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileTree_BAK.txt)
Now in desination folder.: FileOne.asp - FileOne_BAK.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt - FileTree_BAK.txt
Files in source folder are placed in different folders, but in same structure in destination.

Kind regards
Sψren Kromann

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Hi All
I have a rather large file system with lots of folders & subfolders. When I want to save previously on Xp operating system I'd search in explorer open the folder I want then copy the address (e.g c:\customer records\client name\job address).
In windows 7, when I copy the folder address i get this "search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20electronic%20files&crumb=location:S%3A%5CSEQ%5C011_Estimating %5Celectronic%20files\CHERMSIDE , 17 smith ST"

As you can imagine I cant paste that into a save as field and expect it find the folder location.

Does someone know if it can do what I want? keeping in mind this is about time saving and productivity exercise so I need a simple solution. It is also on a work computer so a lot of settings are locked.

Appreciate any help

A:Copy file address after doing a file search in windows explorer

Find solution myself
Hold down shift right click and select "copy as path"

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I have Windows XP-Pro SP2 installed on a P4 1.8GHz CPU with 768MB RAM

I would like a script that opens a commamd window and calls for a file (icon file) to be copied to a specific folder on 5 different drives. I would like to be able to either paste in the file path or drag and drop the file onto the command window. The icon file will always come from the same folder "C:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders" and be copied, sometimes replacing a file with the same name, to these 5 folders:

"W:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"X:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"W:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"N:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"D:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

I apologize if I am using incorrect terms. I don't know if a batch file could do this or if it would have to be done with vbs. I would appreciate the help. I know nothing about writng vbs script and only a little about writing batch files.
Thank you.

A:Script to call for a file then copy file to specific folders

My question was answered on a different site.

Here is the link:

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Hi all,

Please help!! I'm having a problem to copy some files from a folder.
My folder have lots of files and is there any way for me to write a batch file to copy only files according to "date modified"? For example last week files or yesterday files.

Please help!! Urgent!!!
Thank you.

A:Urgent!! Copy file by date modified using Batch File.

Take a look at XXCOPY:

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When I use the XCopy command in Windows 2000, I can copy any file I like; however, when I use copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop in either Windows Explorer or PowerDesk, I get the following error:

Cannot Copy File: Cannot Read from the Source File or Disk

I searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and came up with only one article, Q224378. This article seems not to apply to my situation because it applies to Windows 2000 Server. I am running Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2. I did attempt to install the fix that article Q224378 suggested anyway; but, I got an error message that I was attempting to upgrade a program that didn't exist on my system.

I have also learned that this error applies when copying from either of my SCSI CD-ROM drives, not when copying from hard disks or floppies.

Any Suggestions?

A:[Solved] Cannot copy file: Cannot Read From the Source File or Disk

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Hi Guys,

I want to make one batch file which daily copies yesterday's files from one folder & paste it to another folder.

C:/111 folder has following files. had yesterday's date had yesterday's date had last sunday's date

now, when i will run batch file today, it only copies & & move to another folder C:/222

So C:/222 contains following had yesterday's date had yesterday's date

Please note , i have to run this batch file daily which should not require any changes.

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Does anyone know how to write a script that would specifically
copy a file "File.ext" to the clipboard and paste it to this
"My Script.vbs" file?

I do not mean editing the VBScript file. I currently right click
"File.ext" select "Copy" then right click "My Script.vbs" and
select "Paste".

I would like to know if I can do that with a script. I have included
an example of the code used in "My Script.vbs" I have chosen these
file names and directory paths to use as examples for my post.

I thank you for reading this.

My Script.vbs
On Error Resume Next
Const OverwriteExisting = True
Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If objArgs.Count < 1 Then
End If

For I = 0 to objArgs.Count - 1
Arg = objArgs(I)

objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "C:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "D:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "E:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "F:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "G:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting

objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "C:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "D:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "E:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "F:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.C... Read more

A:Solved: Script to copy and paste a file on to a VBScript file.

This is what worked for me:
I converted the vbs file to an exe file using ScriptCryptor.
I use a script to open the file I want copied using that exe file.

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I got an error message when trying to drag an attachment from outlook to paperport: Cannot copy file: "Cannot read from the source file or disk".
It works fine if I drag from Outlook to my desktop, then from desktop to Paperport. But it does not work from Outlook to Paperport directly.
Can anyone help? Thank you

A:Cannot copy file: cannot read from the source file or disk

Sorry, I can't answer your question directly but as an alternative can you copy and paste using Control + C and Control + V or other method?

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I'm currently using Richcopy to move about 4TB worth of data from our colo facility (1000 miles away) to our office. And that data also gets routed overseas first before coming back (don't ask). Needless to say, connectivity while not bad, could be better.

The small files are zooming right along, the issue is the larger files (the ones that are hundreds of MB or even several GB).

From time to time, I briefly lose network connectivity for a second or two, when that happens, the files currently being copied abort and once connectivity is restored, Richcopy just moves on to the next files. So when Richcopy advertises that it 'resumes', it seems it is talking about resuming a file copy queue, and not resuming partially copied files. Those have to start over from the beginning.

Is there a tool similar to Richcopy with the functionality I'm looking for?


A:Need a file copy recommendation with partial file resume

I'd look at some of the Download Manager choices on this list found by Google Search:

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I am new to batch files and have read up a little on xcopy and robocopy. 
We currently have a folder which new builds are copied and compressed to .zip files and stuck in a  folder. Dozens of zip files are created every day
What I want to do is the following:

I want to copy the newest zip file from folder 1 to folder 2 and extract it. 

What is the simplest way to find and copy the newest zip file considering multiple zip files are created each day?

A:using a batch file i would like to copy the newest file to a new location.

Try this:
@echo off
for /F "delims=" %%a in ('dir  /b /od "d:\My Files\*.zip"') do set Youngest=%%a
xcopy /y "d:\My Files\%Youngest%" "Folder2\"

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since about 10 minutes, I do get the error-message, "while trying to finish a dowloald and after it reached 100% and tries to write the file on the harddrive"

cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

Anyone any ideas what the problem could be? It;s my C drive and everything else works wihtout problems.

OS WinXP Pro


A:Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

What are you downloading with? Do you have any history cleaner? Like HistoryKill or Windows Washer?

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I have the game 'Crysis' on two backup DVD's. I had to put the installation files in a .rar and split them so I could back it up (I downloaded the game digitally from EA)

So when I insert disk 1 and try to copy 'Crysis.part1.rar' to D:/Crysis (D: is my data drive, C: is strictly the OS and maybe 2 or 3 applications installed on it) it copies most of it, but when it gets to '5 seconds remaining' it comes up with this error. It takes like 6 minutes to copy it and then it errors out when it's almost done! I've tried 3 times and the error popped up every time. The disk is spotless... I mean it looks brand new. Not even a speck of dust or any smudges at all.

Why am I getting this error?? I don't know what to do! If I can't copy it I'll have to redownload the entire 6gb installation package from EA, which will take probably 4-5 hours.

Please help!

Additional file info from within the error window:
"Can't read from the source file or disk."
Name: Crysis.part1.rar
Size: 4.37gb (4,588,544KB)
Date Modified: 11/2/2009 12:25PM

Other additional info:
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have all the latest updates via Windows Update
There is only one account on this computer, mine, and it has full administrative privileges

A:Copy File: Can't read from the source file or disk.

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i have a .jpg file attached to an email: can i copy the .jpg file to a file/folder ? someone took a picture of me using an iphone, then he uploaded it to my email; i'm trying to make a backup copy, get it into a folder, so i can upload it to facebook; thanks

A:copy .jpg file (email attachment) to file/folder?

Save the attachment to what ever folder you want.

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• Each time a person comes in and their picture is taken, the program: (i) creates the random directory (ii) stores the pics (iii) creates the "B.TXT" file with the persons information (iv) generates several other program specific files that I have no need for.
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MFXX0000.jpg (Forward facing)
MLXX0000.jpg (Left facing)
MRXX0000.jpg (Right facing)
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STXX0001.jpg (Identifying marks picture 2)

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Wow, no takers yet ? I see there has been a few lookers, but no one - just a bump on the thread to get another look

many thanks to anyone that will give me a hand

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i had an issue with windows that required a reformat !

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can anyone help me fix this problem???

or am i going to have to copy files one at a time???

thanks in advance!

A:Getting cannot copy error when I try to copy files

Acronis will do it, and other copy programs might be able to do so.

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I'd like to take all the share and privilege information for Suzie and give them to Tom.
Can do?

A:Copy shares and permissions on file x to file z? Is this possible?

What usergroups are they assigned to? Also you say you have a server? Is it a domain controller?

I would copy the usergroups that are assigned to Suzie and give them to Tom rather than editing the share permissions themselves.

Just my opinion,

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sometimes there will already be an older version, so I would like it to overwrite the file.
Is this possible with a bat file?
I tried a simple copy command in a bat file, but it wouldn't copy at all.


A:BAT file to copy file to multiple locations?

Have you tried 'xcopy' with the /y flag. This should copy the files and overwrite without it prompting you.... Would this suut your needs?

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A:How to copy a file from 1 pc to another pc in network using batch file

Yes I want to copy files from PC1 to PC2 over the network...

PC1's Drive E:\Online Games\Battle of Immortals\Battle of the Immortals
PC2's Drive E:\Online Games\Battle of Immortals\Battle of the Immortals

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Thank you!


A:Cannot copy >file<: cannot find the specified file...

Have the names of any of the files been changed?

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How can i give this is in my batch file. I have used this
net use "\\Trail01" "[email protected]" "/USER:ashique.sheikh"
XCOPY /Y \\Trail01\c:\users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R  "D:\VMI"
But its not working. It is give path error.
How can i download this or is there any other way to do it?

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The problem started with copying a bunch of files over from one external HDD to another (friend's to mine). It froze about half way through and locked up my whole computer. This had happened once (I think, maybe twice?) befor when copying files from my C drive over to my external, and turning my PC off/on again sorted it out.
Since then my external is experiancing a host of problems. It doesn't shut off if you unplug it from the computer or turn the computer off, it's always whirring. It's greyed out if you go to safely remove hardware. Opening a media file in anything gives an error (eg. VLC gives this error):
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Your input can't be opened:
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A:Cannot copy .SCR file

The only thing I can think of is permissions. Are you trying to do this from an admin account and do you have any security software that might be blocking system folders from access?

Also, can you copy it off the floppy somewhere else first like your documents, and then try moving it to System32?

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Replacing that old software should probably be Plan "A" but it's only Plan "B" at this point (or possibly Plan "C").

Bruce Cavenaile
Keremeos, BC

A:Copy a VHD file from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro?

See if this post on TenForms helps

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Thanks Tim

A:File Copy

A CRC problem means that either the original file was corrupt or the archived one is corrupt. You should always check the backup logs after you complete your backup. I think you might be out of luck.

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A:Copy file to XP

Hi, this problem is probably caused by an inconsistent WiFi connection.

It could be on either computer.

Make sure the network drivers are are all completely upto date on both of your PCs and then try again.

Post back with any results.


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A:C++ Copy from File

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Does anyone know where I can download a copy of this file for free, please?

Any help most gratefully received, coz I am sitting here looking at noo keyboard and I can't damned well use it!!

Many thanks!


A:Need a copy of a .sys file

Do you still have the SP2 install file that you downloaded?
You can extract all of the files in the service pack using something like WinRAR.

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I am using windows 7.

A:cannot copy file

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here:

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

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A:How To Copy A File

You can download the file here.rasapi16.dllmapi.dll

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When I try to copy an Outlook .pst file, I get this error message.."The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file."

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Any ideas?


A:Cannot Copy File

Try copying while in Safe Mode.

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i am santosh. i want to copy a photo wich is in gif format. i had paste on word document from internet but image does not there. it gives message unavalable link.
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A:gif file copy

Right click on the image and do a "save as" to your hard disk. You can import that image into Word.

FWIW, I just right clicked on a graphic on a web page and selected "copy" from the drop-down menu, I was able to paste that image into a Word 2007 document.

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i have a .jpg file attached to an email: can i copy the .jpg file to a file/folder ? someone took a picture of me using an iphone, then he uploaded it to my email; i'm trying to make a backup copy, get it into a folder, so i can upload it to facebook; thanks

A:Copy .jpg file ?

Yes. Open it and save it. Or, depending on what you're using for e-mail, right-click it and Save As.

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site, I have a problem and I hope you guys can help me out.

I usually backup my weeks work on Friday afternoons. What I do is run a "search" for all files created or modified within the last 7 days and then "copy" all relevant files to a folder on an external hard drive, and then burn a CD.

Everynow and then, I get the following message. "Cannot Copy File: Cannot Read From the Source File or Disk"

Do you guys know why this happens? There are no problems with me copying and dragging files individually over to the new folder, but the problem arises when i copy a bunch over.

Last night, I ended dragging my entire work folder (21GBs) onto the external hard drive. It took a few hours, but it worked.

This morning, I was able to run a search for all documents and files that were created or modified over the past week. But when I tried to copy only those files to a separate folder I again ran into this error message.

Does anybody out there know what's going on? Or better yet, does anyone out there have a better way of backing your week's work?

Thomas Lee

A:Cannot Copy File

Microsoft Word (for example) locks current temporary files (in your C:\Documents & Settings\{your username}\Local Settings\Temp file and may not allow you to copy them.

When "Copy", "Move", or "Delete" runs across these files, it quits the operation.

Other programs may have "locked files" in other locations.

If you are on XP and if you want a simple backup, use Windows' NTBACKUP. Just go to your START menu, choose RUN and type in NTBACKUP. Be sure to look at the "options" settings.

It provides for full backups; differential backups (all files changed since last full backup); incremental backups(all files changed since your last incremental backup) and for copy (just a copy - doesn't set archive bits.

I'm sure others will reply with comments of their favorite backup programs.

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winrar and that failed. I'm running win xp pro with sp1.
I also tried closing zone alarm and my avirus prog, still
no go.

Can anyone help me with info on how to move this file?
Not only that but i find its always a problem when moving a bunch of progs\files from one place to another. One or 2 files wont copy over. Sometimes a reboot will fix the problem, other times it won't.

I always check and make sure the files aren't "read only" so that isn't the issue. I am really getting frustrated with this problem and would appreciate any help.

Thank you

A:Can't copy file

Try it in safe mode.

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hi guys, i have a dvd which is in a udf file format (on exploring the properties of it, it has 2 folders- an audio folder and a video folder ).
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does magiciso do the trick.....if so how ?
the gooner.

A:udf file copy ?....

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you need permmission to perform this action
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trying again wont help obviously ...
i have windows 10 installed

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the thing is that i am really amateur with computer (know only basic staff)
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i recently copied and pasted a quickbooks 2007 company file, in the quicken world its a .qbw
even though i only selected the .qbw the operation resulted in 2 files being copied, the .qbw i selected and a .qbw.nd
the .qbw.nd is self described as a 'quickbooks configuration' file.
i was just wondering how this happens? from somewhere, somehow, the copy utility knows that when copying file 'x' to also copy file 'y'
is this a windows feature or somehow done by intuit?

A:copy 1 file get 2

Those are created by Quickbooks. It is a Network Descriptor, it is basically a file to help Quickbook users on a network access the Quickbooks file.

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I have a backup script I created using Robocopy to always keep a fresh backup of some of my most important data but just noticed one of my files fails to be copied to my backup disk.

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I've also tried copy this file manually in Explorer by right-clicking the file and then choosing Copy-Paste and although I don't get any error message doing this and the copy process seems to be successful the file never ends up at the destination.

I'm running Win 7 x64 Ultimate and I have UAC disabled (not that it should be important since I'm not trying to copy the file into a system folder) and I'm local administrator on my PC. I've also tried taking ownership of this specific file and double and triple-checking I have full control for this specific file looking at the security tab.

If I launch the file in it's original location the utility starts up just fine so the file doesn't seem to be corrupt.

I've also scanned both this file and my complete PC for viruses both using Avast! and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and all is good...not a trace of any viruses.

Many thanks in advance for what could cause this, never seen this before!!

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A:Can't copy a file

My thought was copy protection. Try via command prompt. But I bet it doesn't go.

Edit: the way to back it up for disaster avoidance is to make an image of the disk partition. Macrium Reflect Free is good. There are other free imaging programs. Look on

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A:file copy

Hi and welcome. Easiest way would be to slave the other hard drive to the computer where you wish to transfer files.

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Here is my problem

My previous OS was Win 98. My HD was 80 Gb partitioned in to the following C: 20Gb, D: E: F: G: H: I: 10Gb each.

I formatted C: in NTFS and clean installed XP pro.
All the other partitions are FAT32.

I am trying to copy a 4Mb .exe file from a CD-r onto one of the partitions, but I keep getting an error message

"Cannot copy file invalid MS-DOS function"

In explorer if I right click -> properties on any folder the folder attributes are set to Read Only. I set the attribute to Archive or remove the Read Only but this doesn't to work. The attribute is always reset to Read Only.

I log on as administrator but makes no difference.

I am new to Xp but this is doing my head in.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can't copy exe file from CD-r to HD

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I recently bought a Lexar 4 GB jump drive intending to use it as a backup for a documents folder with 3 GB of data.

When I try to copy the folder, the copying starts but a second or two later I get a message "Error Copying File or Folder---Cannot Copy File".

A Lexar technician went through various operations and tests (including reformatting) with me and his conclusion is that one or more of the files is/are corrupted. (We tried to copy the folder to my C drive and got the same error message.)

There are a lot of sub-folders and I suppose I could go through one by one and find which ones won't copy but is there a simpler way of locating the file(s) that are corrupted and correcting them?

Thanks so much!

A:Cannot copy file

Well, I don't know about a "much simpler way", but you don't have to go thru one by one. Basically, you can select half of the folders >copy and paste > if it goes thru fine, then it's not in that half.

So you're left with the "other" half, just select half of that...well, you get the picture.

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A:Copy file via LAN

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Hey can someone tell me how I can copy a file to a workstation that is already in use with a GPO?  I don't care if gets on there when windows is shutting down or when windows is starting up.  I just don't want to do the Kill explorer/take ownership

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Hi All,
I have 2 m/c, say m/c A and m/c B.
I took RDP of m/c B from m/c A.
everything is working fine. now I want to copy some files from m/c A to m/c B.
I am not able to do that because RDP session.
How can i do that.
Another point is that that 2 m/c are not in the same network.
Please help

A:Copy file using RDP

both m/c are having win Xp OS and i took RDP via VPN

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I am trying to create scheduled backups for my computer on an external drive (H:\) and am having a bunch of trouble. I had one successful attempt but did not have "create image of C:\" checked. I chose to check it and attempt again. No success. I unchecked the image and now cannot create any backup. I received the following error:

A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. Details: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data.

It can't be a space issue because I have 260GB of free space on H:\ The only thing else on my external drive is my iTunes library. I've posted a similar thread before but got no where.

Please advise any thing. I'd feel more comfortable knowing I have backups.

A:Backup Image Error / Cannot Create Shadow Copy / VSS error

Have you checked in System Properties to see if System Restore is enabled on your Windows drive?

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Here the file names in the e:\apps\ will be changing. So what ever may be the name , it should read the name of the file from e:\apps\ folder , copy it to d:\apps\ and rename it to "test.apk" . Test.apk is a fixed rename

A:Solved: Batch file to copy a file from folder and rename it in another folder

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A:Unable to copy file need help

Let's try this. Add the "take ownership" option to your context menu. Then take ownership of both the folder to which you are trying to copy the file and the file itself. Now try to copy it. Let us know.

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since two days i am trying to copy a exe file from a usb stick to my machine.

i tried everything... completely disabled uac, logged on as "superadmin", gave all permissions that i could think of.... but still..

the strange thing is that explorer does not even display the icon correctly. it shows only the "generic" exe icon.

everytime i try to copy the file windows tells me that i do not have the permission to make changes to the file.

- the file is not broken, nor is the usb stick. i tried it on another win7 machine and it works just fine.
- tried to copy it on D: drive too... same problem.
- zipped the file. copied the zipped file successfully to the drive but when unzipping it the folder is empty without an error message.
- turned off defender and AV.... just in case it thinks it's a bad file.

well, i never had this problem before. any ideas?

edit: i forgot to mention that this file on the usb is in the same folder with several other files which i can copy without any problems.

A:cannot copy specific file from usb

What's the extension?
If you can copy the other files in the same folder, can you just copy the folder to your desktop and take "ownership"?

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Experiencing very poor performance copying files from DOS client to Win2K server. File copies to NT and XP take about 10 minutes, but the same copy can take up to 4 hours on Win2K. MS Knowledge Base Article Q244826 discusses the issue and suggests a registry change/entry for TcpWindowSize, but this has not solved the problem. Any other Win2K Server tweaks I can make to improve performance. The issue seems to revolve around packet size negotion between the client and server, and a sniffer has confirmed this.

A:MS-DOS to Win2K file copy

You never posted any of your network specs as far as hardware. (NIC's, hubs, switches...stuff like that). Some of that info might also shed some light on the situation. Packet size and negotioation however are on the software layer and would seem to be a driver issue.

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I am reformatting and reinstalling Windows XP Home in my dell inspiron 600m and I got the following error during the installation:

Setup cannot copy the file vga.dll.

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You may be able to finish the installation without that file if another driver can be found for the display by setup. But the chances are that this is not the end and there will be more files. Give it a try and see what happens.

What is currently on the drive?

Make sure the CD is in good shape and clean.

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Must be Alzheimers, my memory ain't what it used to be I'm running XP Pro SP2.


A:How to copy info in 'dos box' to txt file

If you want to cut & paste from a DOS window, right click on the title bar, Edit, Mark. Use the mouse to highlight the text you want to copy, and hit Enter (yes, Enter).

If you want a command line app to direct it's output to a text file, use the > character. For instance, to capture the output of the DIR command:


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Hi,I have many files on a WD external h/drive.I wish to be able to copy file names only to a document without copying the files.Will not let me high light the names only.thanks terry

A:how to copy file names only

I'm not sure how to do it in windows but from command prompt you can type dir h: /s>filename.txt and enter. Where h: is the drive and filename.txt is the file the names are copied to. The /s will have it search any subfolders also. The file filename.txt will be deposited in whatever folder you ran the command from.The file names will be listed folder by folder and not as a single list for the entire drive.Someone much wiser than myself may be able to tell you how to do it in windows or there may be third party software that will do it too.

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I have a GPO for copying a windows logon background to "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg" Made an entry in computer configuration - Windows Settings - Files to do the copy and am recieving event ID 4098 with error code 0x80070005 in the eventlog on the win 7 client. Specifically put it in computer configuration because users has no access to copy to that folder. any ideas as to what may be the cause?

A:Win 7 GPO file copy 0x80070005

Found it. Domain computers needs read access to the share from wich you are copying the files in question.

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Win 98

I think this is the place to post this question. Anyways, I have over a thousand mps files on my drive. What I want to do is make a text file of all the names of the files. I don't want to type out each song title. That would take me for ever. Anyways I used the search and I found all mp3's and all the names, so how do I just copy the names so I can paste to wordpad?

A:How do I copy just file names?

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hello all,

We cannot copy a file when it is opened, but my doubt is, is there any possibility to copy a file when it getting read i mean when it open.

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.

A:is it possible to copy a file when it is opened

Some files require you to close all other applications using the file before you can move it or copy it.

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Story: Friend has Dell WinXP machine that won't boot. (Corrupt Config sys error message). Anyway, Tech support goes thru the numbers with him and decides his only choice is a full wipe & reinstall.

Question: I want to save one of his files first. An Excel file to be exact. problem is he tells me he can't get to a DOS prompt which is the only way I know to get the file?

So: How do we get the file out??

Note: I already mentioned the possible RESTORE and BOOTDISK options and was told that he had been there done that with Techsupport.

A:Copy a file from an unbootable XP

start the pc with a windows98 bootdisk, and see what you can save from there

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Im receiving this message when I tried to click to open my C drive
"windows cannot find copy.exe file.....

Please help me ,


A:copy.exe file missing

Hello and welcome to TSF
Would you be able to post a screen shot of this?

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I am running an emachine 1.6Ghz AMD Athlon Processor with Windows Vista. I have alot of files on my computer I am copying over to a new Verbatim External Hard Drive that I bought. I keep getting this error message. Are you sure you want to copy this file without all of its properties. I have many instances of this with a number of files. Can anyone tell me why this is happening. I don't know what it is leaving off. I would sure appreciate some help.

A:Are you sure you want to copy this file without all of its properties

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I have removed the virus with Trend 8.5 but "copy.exe" still appears .What can i change on the pc to remove the error?


A:copy.exe file missing

Hello and Welcome to TSF

We cannot assist you with this issue here in the Microsoft Support Forum.

Please read this sticky:

If you cannot complete any of the 5 steps for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed, and post your logs in The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you. However, it is very important to make mention of any of the steps that you were not able to complete.

After you?ve posted your logs, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are very busy.

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I want to have some redundancy for our backup. At the moment our Windows Server 2003 system is being backupped by NT backup, it stores the backup on a different computer (through a UNC pad).

The system the backup is being stored on, is a Windows XP Pro (SP3) Machine.

Problem is I want to copy the newest BKF file to a external harddisk on a daily basis. I have found a script for this:
@echo off
setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

pushd "E:\TGI-Backup\Backup Files"

for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%a in ('dir/b/od') do (
set newest=%%a
copy !newest! J:\Test
tested the script with a startfolder C:\Start and a Finish folder of C:\Finish and put several txt files in there. When I run this script the newest txt file was copied from c:\start to c:\finish.

Problem is the line: "E:\TGI-Backup\Backup Files" is not recognized. This has to do with the Space in the folder "Backup Files". Adding or removing the " characters around a pad does not work as well.

The server is configured to store the backup in \\JESUS\TGI-Backup (local foldername E:\TGI-Backup). But is automaticly adds the folder "Backup Files" and stores the BKF files in there
-Is there any way to get the pushd command to recognize folder/file names with spaces?


-can I let NT backup store the backup in a folder without the subfolder "Backup Files"?

Tnx in advance,

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I'm really having problems trying to copy an excel spreadsheet to my cd-rw. I just almost everything and still can't copy it. What might be the best way to do this?

A:copy excel file to a cd-rw

Have you burned other files to CD before on this system?

Have you tried using a CD-R instead of the CD-RW?

Are you using the native tool of XP or do you have some 3rd party burner software?

Also please see

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So I created a backup of a friend's laptop on my external hard drive because she didn't own one yet.
Now she's bought one and I'm trying to copy the backup file to it.

When I drag the file to copy I get a message saying I will need admin permissions to copy, but when I just click continue it appears to work (I set myself as the admin).

However, then a prompt comes up that says "Copying 1 item (0 bytes)" and the task bar just keeps flashing green across it. If I right click the file in my first HD and go to properties it says that the file is 0 bytes...
Did I not backup the laptop correctly? Or is this normal? Or is there an issue copying the file? I've tried going directly from HD to HD or from my HD to my desktop, and have the same results.

A:Trying to copy backup file from one HD to another

Why don`t she just create a backup from her pc ?

What would be different from the older backup you have ?

How big is the backup on your external drive ?

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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Hi all

I am not the most computer savy, so would appreciate replies in layman's terms!

I am trying to copy my iTunes music files and photos from my (Vista) laptop onto an external hard drive in order to transfer to my new Mac. The majority of these files copied no problem, but about 50 or so come up with the error message 'do you want to copy this file without it's properties.' I have looked in the properties and it's marked 'read-only.' I have tried to change this and apply (it looks as though it's doing it) but then when I go back into the properties, it's reverted back to 'read-only.'

I have tried altering permissions and ownership of the files so that I should in theory have complete control over these files. Still says 'read-only' and still can't copy the files.

I have turned off UAC - same problem.

I have tried removing the 'read-only' attributes as per this article:

You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

And it comes up with 'paramater format not correct -'

I have been to various forums and seen others with the same problem and yet nobody seems to have an answer which works for me.

I have ran out of ideas, and because I am not technically enough minded, I cannot even think of what else to try. All I want to do is have all of my media transferred onto my Mac so I can change OS on my laptop as I do not enjoy working with Vista.

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A:Can't copy file properties

Hi, well, rather than solving the problem from within Vista itself, use a bootable CD to boot from- a basic Windows environment.

Boot from the CD (you need to make sure your BIOS setting prioritises your CD/DVD drive before your hard drive); respond to the boot message sthg like "Press any key to boot from your CD", wait for it to load up a basic OS.
(See e.g. How to boot from a CD for a fuller example)

That should allow you to access the disk on your PC and the device you wish to copy to, and so copy the file. There are many of these around... either free to download (Hiren's Boot CD, Ultimate Boot CD for example), or supplied with programs like partition managers or disk imaging programs. Good luck!

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I'm programming in Vb2008 and using an Access 2003 backend for the data.

So I have my access database in My Projects\... ect and I build it to the usual x86\debug folder. However, when I copy the files to a folder I have made in C:\Program Files\ProgramName which had older versions of the files the .MDB file will not update.

I've checked both database files at this point and they're fine all records are up-to-date, except the one where I've copied it to in C:\Program Files\ProgramName is still the old file. I've even SHIFT+deleted the .MDB file from the directory and copied the new one over and it still shows the old data and tables when I open it!!

Any ideas, I'm stumped and totally confused.

A:.MDB file will not overrite or copy

Linked tables in the mdb?

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