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Can't copy files from network drive.

Posted on 2011-03-25
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I am trying to copy a folder from a network drive to my c:\ drive. I can see the files and I have administrative rights. When I try to copy and past the folder I get the message: "N:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. blah blah blah"

Win2003 server. Win7 client.

I don't get it. This is 'every day' file copying from a network location that is in no way restricted. I can see the files and can even copy and paste to different locations on the network drive.  What gives?

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Stewart Beel earned 250 total points
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Are you trying to copy the files to the root of your C drive?
Try copying them somewhere else, in other words to your Documents folder or even create a sub folder on your C drive then copy the files there.

When copying files to the root of your C drive you are required to have elevated priviliges on Windows 7
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Actually it was to c:\temp, but I guess it was the same situation. I tried copying to my user folder and it was fine. Still getting used to Win7...

thanks for your help!

Alan.
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