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can't move copy or delete files


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#1 cottondog

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 04:23 PM

When I try to move or copy files i get a message saying it cant be done, the files are not running. this is happening more and more. and it happens with all types of files. Please I need to clean off my drives, and move them to an external. Any help would be appeciated!
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:25 PM

Exact error message...please.

Why are you trying to move files to an external drive?

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:07 PM

"cannot create or replace --access denied
make sure disk is not full or write protected
and that file is not currently in use"

I need to move them to the external because my drive is not very big.
It does this on all kinds of files. adobe, music and some games I bought on line(I have moved these files befor)
I would really appreciate your help,Oh ,and I already tried File unlocker but it didn't help.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:11 PM

How larege is your C: partition...how much free space currently on the C: partition?

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:28 PM

Total size= 18.6
free space 3.49

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:47 PM

What files/directory are you trying to move?

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:04 PM

Actually after the last reply I uninstalled some games off C drive and now I can move the files I wanted too. I feel like a fool. but I think I didn't have enough space on C. I didn't think of that because I was moving from another drive to the external.
Thanks to everyone for your help! This site has saved my PC. many times!
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:27 AM

Glad you were able to resolve it, happy computing :).

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