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transfer of files from external harddrive

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  1. Mackenzie123

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    I recently rebooted my computer, but i first loaded all my files into an external harddrive. Now that my computer is rebooted, when I try to bring my files in from my external harddrive, it says "Cannot Create or Copy: Access Denied--Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use". I can't figure out how to move my files, I have done this in the past and it worked perfectly. please help me!
     
  2. CHR15B

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    My first thought would be perhaps the drive has an write-protect swich or parameter set and your trying to Cut and Paste rather than copy.

    When you say reboot I guess you mean you formatted the system and have reinstalled Windows fresh?
     
  3. griffinspc

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    I assume since you are getting that message you can see the files, meaning the other drive ? I also am a little confused and CHR15B is maybe correct that you formatted and re-installed Windows not rebooted ? Did you install Windows with a NTFS file system? What's the external drive file system ?

    Can you create a folder and move a test file or two into it on the external drive. That will test whether all the files are locked and maybe if the whole drive is locked.
     
  4. griffinspc

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    Also see this: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

    This all assumes that you re-installed Windows and you're not the author of the files now. That's a really poor way of saying it but in essence they were under another administrator's control. Still a bad way of saying it. Tired !!!!
     
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