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Can't move any files?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 64-bit

    Can't move any files?

    I have this strange problem, I can't move files from one destination to another.

    For example:

    I have a few files in a folder called New Folder in my documents, I try to drag them out my that folder and directly into my documents so I can remove the folder. But when I drag them into my document it transfers them all but then if I refresh the window it just reverts to its previous location? It does the same when I move from the desktop to any folder.

    Please help me fix this, as I have put up with it for weeks now and I'm sick of it. My desktop is too cluttered because I am unable to move files. However If i place everything into a folder on my desktop and then drag the folder to my documents that works but then I can't move them out my folder into my documents, my pictures, my music etc.

    I have Windows 8 Operating System 64 Bit. I've removed any recent programs I've installed before getting this error. Please help.


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  2. #2

    Boot to Safe Mode and see if it works there. Win 8 removed F8 support to get to Safe Mode, but this should work.

    Press Windows key + C.
    Click Settings then Power
    Hold shift key and click RESTART.
    Then you have all the options, including Safe Mode.

    Found that info here: How do I get safe mode on startup with HP dv7-7300? - Geeks to Go Forums

    For a long term solution to no easy way to get to Safe Mode, see here: Safe Mode - Add to Windows Boot Manager in Windows 8
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