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Problem copying files in windows XP

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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.
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Question by:Europa MacDonald
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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!
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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.
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If any of the files are in an archive, extract them first then deal with them
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by:Europa MacDonald
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@ 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.
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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 ?
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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
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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".
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Note: You may need to add the full path, eg. "C:\Windows\System32\" before the DLL file name!
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