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cant copy and paste a video file

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#1 fooqair


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Posted 18 February 2010 - 04:19 AM

I had a failing external hard drive and rescued a copy of James Bond "Man with the golden gun" from it. The drive would start but stop after a few seconds... start again and stop over and over. I saved the movie by freezing the drive overnight and then copy and pasting it to my main computer... I'm running Windows XP with all updated service packs and hot fixes. BTW, the file is a 4.83gig MKV file.

The file is complete and plays in Windows Media Player, MPC and VLC flawlessly. However, I can't copy/cut and paste it to any of my other externals. In fact, I can't move it at all, even to another partition. When I try, the copy/paste dialog box appears and the file shows up at the destination but the transfer freezes within a few seconds. I can't close the dialog box, cancel or click any other command... however, the mouse pointer does move. Ultimately, I have to hard restart the computer.

If anyone knows how I can get this file to move to my external... a WD 1T My Book, I would much appreciate it! My guess would be that it's corrupt, but I watched it all the way through last night and it was perfect. Not a hiccup!

Please help and thank you!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:23 AM

Only a possible idea!!! Try dragging it rather then copy and paste. I rarely copy and paste files dragging has always worked for me.


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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:29 AM

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