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Cannot copy/paste with Windows Explorer

  1. #1

    Cannot copy/paste with Windows Explorer


    Copy menu works ok, but unable to paste because it throws me back briefly to the Metro window. This behavior doesn't work consistently but I have to log out and back in in order to correct it. Even reboot doesn't help. Note: this is the File Explorer, not the internet browser.

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    Here is one of the event log entries

    Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50107dbc
    Faulting module name: USER32.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16420, time stamp: 0x505a9a92
    Exception code: 0xc00000fd
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000048f36
    Faulting process id: 0xe00
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cdc3901d29edf3
    Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\USER32.dll
    Report Id: 5fca7708-2f83-11e2-be80-1c75086c8ac6
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Details:

    Explorer.EXE
    6.2.9200.16384
    50107dbc
    USER32.dll
    6.2.9200.16420
    505a9a92
    c00000fd
    0000000000048f36
    e00
    01cdc3901d29edf3
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\USER32.dll
    5fca7708-2f83-11e2-be80-1c75086c8ac6
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    Posts : 24
    Win8 Pro 64bit


    Add me to the list of people having the same problem. I can't use the native Win8 copy/paste. Copy works, but when I paste, I get the "waiting" cursor, then get dumped to the Metro screen. So far, the only tool I can move or copy things with is CFiShellToys.
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  4. #4


    I'm still having the same problem, so I started uninstalling programs that I had installed. Nothing has made the problem go away.
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  5. #5


    I finally got the issue resolved, the problem was incompatible 3d party program I had installed.
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    Posts : 24
    Win8 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by AncientDragon View Post
    I finally got the issue resolved, the problem was incompatible 3d party program I had installed.
    What program?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 24
    Win8 Pro 64bit


    I can't use the native Windows 8 copy/paste. Copy works, but when I paste, I get the "waiting" cursor, then get dumped to the Metro screen. So far, the only way I can move or copy things is with CFiShellToys or TeraCopy, and I installed these only after the Native Windows 8 Copy/Paste kept failing.

    I've already run SFC at the command prompt, and according the the results, all is well.

    I checked the Event log, and here it is.

    Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.2.9200.16384, time stamp: 0x50107dbc
    Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
    Exception code: 0xc0000005

    I've tested hardware, memory, and again, all checks out.
    Last edited by SandraChung; 23 Nov 2012 at 21:04. Reason: more information
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    W8.1 Pro with Media Center

    W8.1 Copy, Move, Paste Has Stopped Working.


    I have a similar problem using W8.1 Pro. I cannot use Copy or Move and Paste. I have to use TeraCopy for those functions. I use reputable 3rd party software, and I do not know when the problem started. I tried deleting the Stardock and Classic Shell software using Revo Uninstaller Pro, but that did not help. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?
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  9. #9


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


    Try running

    Sfc /scannow

    Then

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    and reboot & run

    sfc /scannow

    Again.

    It might help.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    W8.1 Pro with Media Center


    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.
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