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AVI craps when moved to new folder


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#1 DingyBrawd

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:03 AM

So - I download a nice .avi movie to my 'downloads' folder. As is, it plays and is utterly normal. But when I cut and paste the file to another folder [same user] on my desktop, it's rendered unusable. If I move the avi back to it's original location, it remains unusable. When I attempt to convert it using a half dozen different programs, the program says it cannot find the file, or gives me a generic error message, or it does nothing at all. The same happens if I attempt to burn it with dvd authoring software. In other words, it stops existing in all ways except its physical presence on my computer. What the heck, guys? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

Every once in a while a random avi will work regardless of where it's moved to.
Yes, I have a gazillion codecs and players [VLC, WinMedia, etc.]. Probably all of 'em.
No, I did not rename the file extension, e.g. from *.avi to *.divx, *.mpg, etc.
As far as I know, this is only happening with avi files, and no others.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and would fill me with Christmas glee.

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