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"error copying file or folder"

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    "error copying file or folder"


    I have suddenly inexplicably lost the ability to transfer files from my Android phone to my laptop with a USB cable. The error simply says "error copying file or folder. Access is denied". It was working fine up until just now

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    Welcome to the forum. Thats not clear if its windows or android giving the message try saving to another folder see if its just that folder
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    Posts : 8
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    It's the computer giving that message and it always happens with every file and with every folder
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    Are you using explorer to copy or some software?
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    I'm doing it with explorer
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    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I'm just copying and pasting files thr old fashioned way, which was working fine but suddenly stopped working last night
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    Have you had any updates or changed anything can you copy files from folders on the the HD ok
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    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I'll have to check when I get home. But I just remembered that right before this happened I may have accidentally changed some sharing settings while I was trying to get into an external folder that I mistook for my phone
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    Do you know what setting you changed as that seems the problem
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    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    I'm still able to move files that were already on my hard drive
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