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I can't move big files from one partition to another

By gabox
Aug 24, 2010
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  1. hi, I can't move big files from partition C to partition D, this in normal
    operation;

    I enter to secure mode and I can move the files
    without any problem.


    What could be?

    I have kasperky internet security 2010.

    Also I dont wish to format & install windows XP again.

    cheers
    :)
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,048   +75

    Do you get any error message when you try to move these files? What is the type/extension of these files etc?
  3. gabox

    gabox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    info

    Do you get any error message when you try to move these files?

    No, just the window saying it left 5 seconds to copy/move the file
    but never ends


    What is the type/extension of these files etc?
    videos, almost all .mpg & .avi



    Since I can move/copy in secure mode, some aplication is just turtling the copy/move
    process, lol
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,048   +75

    Is the account you normally use on this machine is administrator account?

    When did this started to happen?
  5. gabox

    gabox TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Is the account you normally use on this machine is administrator account?

    I just use one account with my own name,
    how I know is this one the admin. acc?

    When did this started to happen
    This week
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,048   +75

    Do you by any chance have created a 'Restore Point' which is not too old (e.g. 10 days or so ago), if so, use it to restore your system to that time, perhaps that may help.
  7. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,344   +49

    Possibly Kaspersky is searching through the big files trying to find a virus. This could take a long time. You could easily check that by (temporarily) disabling the anti-virus and trying to move again.
    You quite sure you have sufficient room on D: ?
    The files are not read-only on C: ?
    You are not holding the file open in one application (viewer etc) whilst trying to move it with another (explorer) ?
    Have you checked system event logs for any error events ?
    Did this just start to happen when it has worked many times before?
    Since there are minimum 3 different ways of moving a file, exactly how are you trying to do it ?
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,408   +314

    Hmm; Archaen's post was 8/2010 - - did you post to the correct thread? :grin:
  9. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,344   +49

    Surprising, you are right. When I added my post yesterday, it had appeared as a new post at the top of the list in the Windows forum. Must have been a website gliche.


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