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Cannot copy/paste with Windows Explorer

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by mcarpeneto View Post
    Thank you. I will try what you suggest. I had run sfc earlier and it said that there were corrupt files that it could not fix. I did not, however, try dism. I will let you know what happens.
    I'll be waiting.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    W8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here are the results: SFC said that I had corrupt files. DISM says it fixed the corrupt files. After a reboot, SFC says all the files are ok. Unfortunately, copy/move/paste still do not work. For example, when I try to move a file or a folder by dragging it, when I drop the file or folder, I get the little circle icon for some seconds, then no circle, then a gauzey white screen that I can see my desktop through, then a blank light blue screen, then a blank desktop with my wallpaper, then I'm back to my regular desktop, and everything is as it was before I tried the move. Total time spent: 2 minutes.

    Do you or anyone else have any more ideas?

    Thanks.
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Not on your Paste problem.

    Have you tried Move To or Copy To ?

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  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    W8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Those buttons don't work, either.
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by mcarpeneto View Post
    Those buttons don't work, either.
    Sounds like it is time for a refresh or restore.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5
    W8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks. I think I'll continue to use Teracopy until I have to reinstall all the software I have on my machine.
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