1. #1
    Unregistered

    Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    In my Windows 8 System, when I tried to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive, it is not allowing. I do not know what is the problem? Please, help me in solving the problem. Thank you in advance.

  2. #2
    aditya807 Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    742

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello Friend..

    You tired to copy file from one folder to another. Too do this you can try these steps..

    >>Open Folder where file is located
    >>Select file and do right click on file and choose copy from mouse right click option
    >>Or press Ctrl + C from keyboard
    >>Than open another folder where you want to past that file
    >>Press mouse right click button and choose past from option or press Ctrl + C from keyboard
    >>Your file will copy from one folder to another

    OR

    >>Change the file name or folder name in which you want to copy that file and repeat the above procedure

    I think this will help you to copy the file

  3. #3
    mechine Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    860

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello Dear Friend ...

    You can definitely copy files from one folder to another by following the below Process ..

    First of all go to the Drive

    Then select the items which you wish to copy

    And then At the Right side click on Copy

    Then go to Personal

    After that click on PASTE ..


    GOOD LUCK

  4. #4
    vikas Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    70

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    in windows 8 i hope a new feature is added that is it can filter the file with same name or same space or same date. this knowledge is filled back in his history file.so if file is not copy in same drive then rename file and after this it is not copied then go to history file and delete the same file name history and then copy .i hope this will work.

  5. #5
    pushp Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Bhopal (MP)
    Posts
    870

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    hello guest !!

    you might be facing access denied situation,as it is clear from your statement.
    since you are not able to do simple copy and paste from your parent folder to child folder it means that your parent folder have only read permission enabled.
    so for doing copy paste you require to take the ownership of your parent folder for all the files residing in your parent folder.ok??

    so for this.
    go to properties of your folder
    select security.
    select advance.
    now choose your account name and edit all the permission which you want ot have for your current parent folder.
    now click >> ok> apply.

    now you can do freely copy and paste.
    Pushp Singh

  6. #6
    sai charan Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    162

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hi..............


    Yeah! you cannot copy and paste some files which are been using by your computer or that files may not have the permission to move from that specified file. So try to disable the permission you can do it by.

    1.You go to the Properties of that specified file.

    2.Then you click on security and then Advanced.

    3.There you disable all the permissions and click on apply.

    Now you can move that files to any where.

    Thanks.......................

  7. #7
    Dark knight Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    322

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello dear aspirant . When you are unable to copy the files from one folder to another folder of the same drive then please do follow the steps mentioned below : Go to the file that you want to copy , right click on it and go to security options . and go to advanced options and click on the Read only option and save the changes . Make Sure that the name of the file is Correctly given it means that the folder or file name is not written in another place or Duplicate of it , exist . in case if you find any error then it might be the Corrupted file or Virus Effected file . scan thoroughly the file and fix the errors if any . Copy by the file by pressing Ctrl+C in the keyboard . or Right click on file / folder select the copy option and go to the folder that you want to paste , and click on paste or CTRL+V Thank you..

  8. #8
    arunwillbe1 Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    914

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hi friend,

    You can move the one folder to another folder by following the below steps.

    +++ Steps to move one folder to another folder :

    1. First of all tap the home screen in your system.

    2. Now locate the folder which you want to move.

    3. Select the folder and go to the options.

    4. In options press the cut option.

    5. Now go to the folder on which you want to move.

    6. Again go the options.

    7. In options select and tap the paste option.

    Now your process is done.

    Thank you................

  9. #9
    Samara Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Narasaraopet
    Posts
    630

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Reasons behind your issue are,

    1:Access denied error

    2:Trying to replace already existing files

    Solutions,

    1:Make sure you have all administrative privileges

    Sign out and sign in as admin then your problem may solved!

    2:After that, check whether you are trying to replace the already existing files in the folder

    IN the confirmation box which will seen after you pasted them in to your folder, press replace or choose your preference from the options given

    After this your issue will be solved

    That's it over!

  10. #10
    Mallikarjun Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    145

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    There might simple reasons for that issue and they are

    -->It might be operating system drive

    -->Your source drive will not have storage capacity.Source drive will not allow you to copy files

    -->There may security problems so turn off antivirus at the time copying but it is not suggested

    -->you don't have proper privileges take the administrative privileges

    -->Check there is any folders of same name

    -->If all the above mentioned satisfies the issue you can copy as in the normal way

    Enjoy!

  11. #11
    sgvm Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    92

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Dear friend,

    Copying files in Windows 8 is very easy as well as playful job.

    You will see a Graph dialog box showing speed in the Graph mode.

    Just select the files and press Ctrl+C.

    Now, open the Destination and then choose Ctrl+V to paste those files and folders.

    Your files and folders will be copied smoothly.

    But if it is not copying or showing error, then it means that either virus is contained in your system.

    Or, your PC might be using that file.

  12. #12
    VinodKKumar Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    201

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Dear friend,

    There can be two reasons behind this:
    1. The default windows copier program is not working properly. In this case you can use third-party utility such as
    a. Tera copy
    b. Fastest copy.
    Both of these are freeware programs so you can use it without purchasing.
    2. You do not have full permission to access the folder and files you want to copy.Login into admin account into your PC.
    Set permissions (both read and write) for the folder to be copied by you. Right click on the folder or file and then go to properties, then to Security tab and set permission there.
    This will solve your problem.

    Thanks!

  13. #13
    brar22 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    910

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello Friend,

    Its not a big problem,please go to the desktop in your windows 8 system.

    After this go to the driver you want to copy data,then please create the folder in diffrent names.

    Then please copy the all data your want copy and open the creating folder and paste.

    Now wait for copy data and after this you check the folder,pleas eopen the folder your data copy normally.

    I hope this information usefull to you.....

    Thanxxx.....

    Brar22,,,

  14. #14
    Raju22711 Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    29

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    There should not be any problem while copying file from one folder to another folder in same drive.

    First of all you should right click on the file which you want to copy.

    Then select the copy option.

    Now go to that destination where you want to paste the file.

    Now in blank space click the right button of mouse.

    Now select the paste option.

    The file will be copied easily.

    If any error occurs then it may be of insufficient memory.

    So check free space in drive.

  15. #15
    vishal21bhadani Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    163

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hi Friend,

    You can Copy file from one Folder to Another in Same Drive.,

    >> Please Follow these Steps:

    >> Sign in into the System with Admin Account.

    >> Open the Folder that contain files, Select File and right Click on it and select Copy Option.

    >> Now open Destination Folder and Right Click on Blank Area and Select Paste option.

    >> I hope you will understand.

    All the Best

  16. #16
    matamanju Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    133

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello Friend

    Open the first folder.

    Select the all files

    give the right click

    select the copy button

    Now select the second folder

    click the right button

    tap the paste button.

    it will goes all files for one folder to another folder.

  17. #17
    somas769769 Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    64

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello Friend

    It is simple to copy files from one folder to another folder.

    Just open the two folders

    Reduces the size folders

    Now put folders side to side.

    Now select the folder click the right button select the cut button.

    Now go to the another folder just click the right button and click the paste button.

    Now the files will be deleted in First folder and goes it to the second folder

  18. #18
    omkar mohapatra Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    95

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hiiiiiiiiiiii

    The files which you are trying to copy would be in use of some other application find it out and terminate the application and then try to copy it if you cannot then restart your PC then Copy it it should be copied,
    If then also it is not being Copied that means that there are some virus which are causing this type of problem
    So,install a good antivirus such as Quick Heal and scan your PC and remove all the virus from your PC.
    After that you can be able to copy all files from one folder to another and your PC will be very fast as it is Free from all virus.

  19. #19
    sunny12337 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    494

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hi dear friend........ to overcome the above problem........... follow the below guide lines

    first of all press windows key+E combination from the keyboard

    now right click on that Drive and choose PROPERTIES

    now tap on TOOLS tab and click the CHECK button under the Error-checking Category

    then click the SCAN DRIVE from the dialouge box.........and wait until the completion of process

    after that press windows key+R and type inetcpl.cpl and press ENTER Key

    now tap on SECURITY tab and click CUSTOM LEVEL button

    now find Drag and Drop or copy paste files ... option and check whether it is enabled or not.........in not ....simply Enable it....and click the OK button

    Now restart the PC once........and Try again.....

    and if still the problem persists........simply press windows key+I > change PC settings

    now choose GENERAL option at the left pane ....now click the GET STARTED button under Refresh your PC without effecting your files ...option at the right pane.........and follow the instructions

    and after that your problem will be resolved

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. #20
    made4u Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    96

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    HI, friend .

    >>this type of problem is occur by this basic things

    >> if any file of source folder is running in background then you can move it.

    >> so you have to stop it and then try for move.

    >> or if that folder is contain any virus then you can face this type of problem.

    >> just you have to check for that also.

    >> otherwise basic thing is both the folder and its file name must be different.

    >> just go for this and you can do it what you want.

    >> i hope you have got me.

    >> all the very best

  21. #21
    sandeepchahal Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    18

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hi friend,

    -- It is may be due low space in your derive
    -- may be your Ctrl+C key is not working
    -- may be the data you want to copy is encrypted
    -- Destination path is not proper

  22. #22
    mitali0811 Array
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    697

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hi friends,

    To solve this problems please follow the below steps:=

    1> First go to that folder what you want to copy.

    2> Right click that folder and choose a option "cut" and click on it.

    3> Then choose a destination where you want to copy that folder.

    4> Right click on there and you will get an option "paste" and click on it.

    5> Then your folder will be copied.

    Thanks & Regards.

  23. #23
    Dark knight Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    322

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Dear Aspirant ..


    When you are unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    look at the simple steps below :



    * Close all the background running applications

    * Make sure that none of the programs are using the file that you want to copy

    *now refresh it once

    * Create the new folder and name it

    * copy all the content from one folder to another now

    *paste it in the desired folder

    Thank you....

  24. #24
    rkv Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    262

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    dear friend
    it s not big problem please try these step
    first of all open the first of folder
    and then select the all files
    and then give the right click
    and then select the copy button
    now select the second folder
    and then click the right button
    and then tap the paste button
    and then goes all files from one folder to another folder
    i hope your problem will be solved ....
    thanks

  25. #25
    @@k@$# Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    34

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello Friend,

    Your problem is that you are unable copy files from one folder to another folder, in the same drive.

    This problem can occur because.

    ------> if both the folders has the same name or title .

    > you can solve this easily by follow these steps.


    > Firstly open the drive and open the folder that you want to copy.

    > Now select all the files by pressing on control button .

    > now right click on the files and tap on copy option.

    > After copying all the files, open the folder in witch you want to copy the files.

    > Again right click and now tap on paste option .

    > Now if the folder contain the file with same name then it will display some options.

    Tap on Yes to all option .

    Now all your files are copied to the designated folder.

    -------> this problem even occur if the folder contain some corrupted files.

    Thank you

  26. #26
    Director Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    537

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    >hi friends
    >follow the below steps
    >first of all open the folder
    >now select the all files
    >now right click on the all files
    >now select the copy button
    >now selct the second folder
    >now click on the right button
    >now click on the paste button
    >i hope this information help you
    >all the best

  27. #27
    abhinandan Array
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    377

    Re: Unable to copy files from one folder to another folder of the same drive

    Hello***********
    Dear person***********
    ++++++++++++Try these steps for this issue++++++++****************Now open folder.

    ****************After it select data which you want to copy.

    ****************Now Press CRTL +C this command used for copy.

    ****************After it select folder where you want to paste date .
    ****************Now use command CTRL+ P for paste date.

    ****************Now used copy and paste command for this

    ****************you press 'Enter' key.

    **************** you open notepad or Word pad which want.

    ****************Then you make a right click and click on 'paste'.




+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Unable to copy data from CD/DVD to Windows 8 System
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 27-08-2013, 12:17 PM
  2. Unable to transfer any file to the C drive where windows 8 is installed
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 10-08-2013, 03:40 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-03-2013, 05:56 PM
  4. What to do if unable to retrieve files from windows.old folder on Windows 8?
    By Unregistered in forum Windows 8 Tips and Tricks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-01-2013, 10:29 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-12-2012, 08:21 PM