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Can't locate and deactivate a file?


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#1 CHUNT62

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

I am trying to transfer my entire user file onto an external hardrive. As soon as a drag and drop it over "external E" a window pops up that sais "this cannot happen because ntuser.dat is open in system."

I have tried checking processes in the task manager but cannot find ntuser.dat in there.
Anything else is beyond me.

Please if you know what's going on inform me so I can sort it out.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

May I ask the point of the exercise?
And when you say your "user file", PRECISELY what are you trying to copy?

Edited by Allan, 15 October 2011 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:54 PM

Instead of drag and drop, try Copy/Paste.

OR if you are trying to MOVE files from one place to another highlight the file/folder name.

Click Edit on the Explorer toolbar and choose Move.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:54 AM

Depending on what we're talking about, you do NOT want to try to MOVE the USER folder (if that's what you're trying to do). Copying is one thing (and I'm still not sure why you want to do that), but moving it could cause some major issues.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:01 AM

Allan I sure hope CHUNT62 read your post in time!

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:17 AM

Moving the entire file is not advisable. I should have been more clear.

Moving some individual files is ok. Example: pictures in My Pictures, Music in My Music, can be moved. The folder which contains them should be left in place.




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