1.    03 May 2016 #1
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    Problems Copying a file from Downloads folder?


    .exe files in particular won't copy from my Downloads folder to another drive?

    It says something like " Do you wish to Copy with missing files? "

    Thanks
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  2.    04 May 2016 #2
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    How exactly are you trying to do the copy?
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  3.    04 May 2016 #3
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    I have tried ' Copy & Paste ' & Drag & Drop!

    Thanks
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  4.    05 May 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Composer View Post
    .exe files in particular won't copy from my Downloads folder to another drive?

    It says something like " Do you wish to Copy with missing files? "

    Thanks
    Can you try again and make a note of the exact error message.
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  5.    05 May 2016 #5
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    Tried copying from Downloads folder to USB device!

    I must admit that since then it copies ok?

    I have been fiddling with my User - Admin account!

    Would that have caused the initial problem copying?

    Thanks
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  6.    05 May 2016 #6

    Ok, that issue is often when you try and copy from an NTFS formatted drive to a drive formatted in FAT32 or another incompatible format , the disk index system just doesn't have the same information as the NTFS drive.

    If this IS the case and you desperately need to keep the file properties , you'd need to re-format the disk as an NTFS format drive.

    Otherwise it shouldn't really affect the copied files.
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  7.    05 May 2016 #7
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    Right! Bet the USB drive is formatted as FAT or FAt32.
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