Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 559
  • Last Modified:

Problem copying files in windows XP

I have 4568 files of one type to copy from multiple folders.

I search the drive for these files and when they are presented I try to copy them, but I am told when I try to paste them that the program can not read from the drive.

It allows me to copy and paste 5 or so at a time, but on the odd occasion it doesnt do that either

Any ideas as to how I could copy and paste all these files at once.
0
Europa MacDonald
Asked:
Europa MacDonald
  • 5
  • 2
3 Solutions
 
mawniCommented:
Before Trying Any complicated things, I suggest you try scandisk your harddisk, to check if its some probelms in data, then try to copy, if u still can't, then I suggest you get some drive diagnostic software, there are many on the web, scan your harddisk using it.

Forget to say if all above didn't fix ur problem, I think then that its something about virus or OS, so why don't u try take the harddisk as secondary then try to copy!
0
 
hamzazuberiCommented:
This may mean that some files are inside a zip or rar archive. You can determine this by looking the the "In folder" column in your search result.
0
 
hamzazuberiCommented:
If any of the files are in an archive, extract them first then deal with them
0
Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

 
Europa MacDonaldChief slayer of dragonsAuthor Commented:
@ mawni
I have already reinstalled the OS to a different drive, thinking the problem was with the original drive after running the windows check disk utility and chkdsk /f. Its a new install so it cant be a virus.
Im going to check for archived files and see if that is the issue for now. thanks everyone.
0
 
Europa MacDonaldChief slayer of dragonsAuthor Commented:
ok there are lots of zipped archives.

1. is it possible to copy out of these without going through them all one at a time and unzipping them

2. if not is there a way I can stop the search from finding them ?
0
 
hamzazuberiCommented:
1- Run this command in Start -->  Run: REGSVR32 /U ZIPFLDR.DLL
2- Perform your search,
3- Run this command in Start -->  Run: REGSVR32 ZIPFLDR.DLL
0
 
hamzazuberiCommented:
The first command prevents zipped files from being read as folders, so they will be excluded when you run your search. The second command re-enables zipped "compressed folders".
0
 
hamzazuberiCommented:
Note: You may need to add the full path, eg. "C:\Windows\System32\" before the DLL file name!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

  • 5
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now