Windows 10: Copy and Paste problem - Windows won't do it Solved

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    07 Nov 2017 #11

    Not a solution

    KeithM said: View Post
    more detail is a MUST for simple users.

    Originally Posted by KeithM
    Try File Explorer Options -> View tab -> Reset Folders.


    Not many users like you knew a lot of things.
    It will be a great help if you could write more details.

    Unfortunately while it is generally a good idea to provide more detail, in the above response it will not help. Resetting your folder view will not help you copy a folder from one external drive to another. All it will do is attempt to restore the default view of the folder you currently have open.

    You should think about it logically and ask yourself why would I reset a folder view, and then if I needed to do that, would I reset the sending or the receiving folder? While I don't have the answer to the original post, I would not recommend attempting this fix - some may be tempted to reset all folder views globally, but that's just a waste of time and will destroy any custom views you have set up.

    A more likely cause of this issue would be security permissions or some sort of corruption. I have the same issue as the original post, and I found that the folder in question had its ownership set to a long string of numbers and dashes, and when I tried to take ownership of it and its subfolders I was told one of the files was corrupted.
    Last edited by ProTech; 07 Nov 2017 at 09:31.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
I have several Windows systems! 2 x Windows 10 & 1 x Windows 7 Prof. I noticed that when Copying and Pasting files in Windows 10, it doesn't appear to have the File check saying ' Newer ' (as does Win. 7 Prof) if the file to be copied over is...
If I right click in the address bar, I don't have the option of "copy" in the drop down menu. I must select "select all", right click again and select "copy". I can then paste to a new tab or other destination. Is this the norm for Explorer / Edge...
Having Selected a list of Items on a Web Page and then Right Clicked to Copy them, how do I Paste them into It doesn't seem to let me want to do that.
[Help] Need Admin. Rights to do a simply copy paste. in User Accounts and Family Safety
Why? Why do I need to confirm this? I'm the Admin in my system. Is there a way to disable this stuff? I got rid of UAC (thank God!) but now this. I saw this in Windows 8 a while back in a friend's laptop and I didn't understand it. Please, people...
Is there any chance that the Device Manager in Win 10 allows the user to copy and paste information like Driver File Details when troubleshooting? In my experience Windows has often displayed 'help information' or 'error messages' that can only be...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11.
Find Us