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Self Copying Files

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#1 awg1011


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Posted 16 October 2005 - 09:42 PM

Lately when trying to copy, move, delete, or open multiple files they just start copying themselves. For example, if I try moving say a dozen photos to another folder by holding down ctrl and clicking multiple photos, (or ctrl+a to select all) I will end up with several copies of each photo in the orginal folder. If I only highlight 4 or fewer this doesn't happen.

This is on an XP home SP2 box, 2.5 ghz p4, 512mb ram, 80 gb and 60 gb hds. I have checked several times for viruses and spyware using diffrent scanners and everything comes up clean.

This even happens when trying to import photos from a camera, unless I just click and drag the whole folder in to my photo folder.

What can be causing this and what can I do to fix it?


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#2 ddeerrff



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Posted 16 October 2005 - 11:28 PM

This commonly happens when you get in a hurry and become a bit sloppy with the mouse. Be sure you are holding the mouse *perfectly* still when you select the items. If you move it between the left click down and release, windows interprets that as a desire to make a copy of the file - and does so.

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