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Why do I have to reboot to move a file?


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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

There is something incredibly broken in Windows 7 file handling. It happens when you download a file and then try to move it to another directory. Click the file, press Cntrl-X, go to the new directory and press Cntrl-V just like moving any other file. But instead of moving the file, it then tries to move THE ENTIRE DIRECTORY the file is placed in. Click cancel and it sits there literally as long as you are willing to wait with the "Cancelling" message on the dialog box. I have to kill Windows Explorer to get it to stop "Cancelling". After trying over and over and only getting the entire directory, I find that I have to REBOOT the computer to get it to recognize one file as a file instead of the whole directory it resides in. WTF is going on? How can something as supposedly polished as Win 7 be this STUPID? Is there just possibly a setting somewhere to control how it selects things?


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:26 PM

Hi Alchemist :)

I'm personally doing the same thing as you daily and I never had this issue, there might be an issue with how you do the command or move the file. Which web browser do you use to download the file? Where is the download file stored? How do you access it to do the Ctrl + X on it (via Windows Explorer?)? Where do you move it to?

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

It doesn't happen all of the time, but it happens often enough to be very annoying. I'm using Windows Explorer to move the file, of course. The browser I favor is Seamonkey (The Mozilla Suite was continued under another name when Firefox was split out of it). Very standard programs that many thousands of other people use.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 12:54 PM

Next time it happens, can you screenshot it so I can see what's happening (the information in the window showing the transfer)?

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Follow the instructions below to take a screenshot using Windows' Snipping Tool:
  • Press on the Win Key + R to open the Run box;
  • Enter SnippingTool and press on Enter;
  • The Snipping Tool will open, asking you to choose the area to take in the screenshot;
  • Left click on the area where you want to start the screenshot, keep it, and drag the cursor across the screen;
  • Once done, release the left button to take the screenshot;
  • In the editing window, click on the File menu then Save As;
  • Save the screenshot in a folder that you can access easily;
  • Attaching the screenshot in your reply
    • Go in your thread and click on the Reply to this topic button in the top-right corner;
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    • Below the text box you'll have the option to Attach files. Click on the Choose Files... button, navigate to your screenshot and select it;
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    • Once done, add a comment to your reply and post it;

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