Trying to copy from HD to external - Strange Wont' copy!


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I have Win 7 Pro.

This has never happened to me before.

I have an external USB drive of backups from an XP SP3 box.

I want to copy them over to an external USB on my Win 7 box.

I open 2 explorers. one in each box and 'copy'.

It shows as Preparing to Copy and Calculating but then disappears without copying anything.

There is plenty of room so it is not that.

Even with a small 13MB file it sits 'calculating' for a while but then does very very slowly copy it.

What could be causing this please?




Noob Whisperer
Have you tried.....
Checking the event viewer to see if there is any reference to a problem with the copy process. If not try it again and when it fails (or whatever it's doing) promptly open event viewer and see if their is anything there maybe an access denied or something.
Maybe try a third party utility, something like TeraCopy it's free for personal use and will generally give you an idea of why a file was not copied.
Run Check Disk on the USB drive that hosts the files that you are trying to copy from.....
chkdsk X: /R (where X: is the actual drive letter of the problem drive)

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