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Cannot drag & drop folders or files

By rkemp4 ·
I'm using XP Pro, P4-2.4GHz, C: drive for software and for patches, upgrades and overall data. When I drag files or a folder on , they make the transfer to the destination folder but the files and folders are not accessible. I cannot open any of the files I had previously dragged and dropped. My work-around, for existing files, is to copy the files to C:, then copy to where I want on , then delete the old files on C: & . When I backup with Backup MyPC, the bad files aren't archived. I get error message "The file 'D:\Jokes\Joke A Day.txt', as specified in the execution parameters, cannot be opened." or "Access denied: you do not have rights to do this." This is with all file extensions, text or graphics. Even manipulating the properties of the file doesn't help. I'm completely locked out. I have recently changed my drive to a 200GB, 7200RPM, and restored the backup with no overwrite and the problem is still there. Thank you.

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by pgm554 In reply to Cannot drag & drop folder ...

Sounds like a device driver problem.
You are aware that the 200 GB drive is an ATA 133 device and as such requires an ATA 133 controller.

That being said, you need to make sure that if the MOBO supports 133 and 48 bit addressing (you need to have XP SP1 installed) and make sure the device driver is correct. Check with your MOBO manufacturer for the latest device drivers.

I have seen Windows install the wrong one (a generic Promise, when it needed a TX2 driver) and it can cause issues like this.


Watch out for extra spaces in the URL.

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by sfc_gijoe In reply to Cannot drag & drop folder ...

Check the file sharing on your profile. If you unchecked Simple File Sharing and elected to make your files private then you might have a permissions issue.

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