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Not able copy folders from able to copy folders across from Passport drive onto PC desktop

Not able to copy folders across from Passport drive onto PC desktop or My Documents. Can copy files but cannot spend all day copying all my files within my folders on to Desktop. Please help

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  • dowdse Oct 15, 2008

    Sorry it is a 250GB Portable Passport. I can see drive with My Computer panel and can right click to copy but when I try to paste on to Desktop it says it can not copy. this does work on my Work PC but I don't have the room to save all folders together there, so I need to save them all on to home PC

  • dowdse Oct 15, 2008

    I do not understand what you mean by do a gobal search. Do you mean Start / Search / for Files and Folders?

  • ranjan007 Dec 23, 2008

    I can see my files in a directory but not able to copy, delete or move or even play. Says you don't have permission to do the task.

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Hmm..is the drive visible in the my computer panel? and you could do a global search and copy and paste if that goes quicker..

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