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uglymaggot

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Every time i try to cut & paste something 1 out of 10 times the file shows it got moved & is the correct size but it is not really there eg if i cut & paste a video file from F1 to F2 it will move to F2 but if i try to play it i get an error message that the file is in use or protected also i cannot delete it as i get the same message what could be the problem & can the file be restored or is it lost forever?? This is the second time this has happened to me & it only happened with video files
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Are you maybe trying to cut/paste the movie whilst your media player is open? then it will not move at all, it will tell you "Another program is using this file" or something like that if i remember correctly.
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No dude media player is closed .also the files "seem to move" ie if you right click and check properties it shows the correct size of the file & it gets pasted in the correct folder ie the folder i pasted it in but if i try to play it i get this message "Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct."
before moving it it would play also i noticed that even though it moves from F1 to F2 i don't get the file copying thing (the box with the green dots to show how much is copied)
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Xp was created before the big video explosion, and has several issues with the files.
I suggest that instead of trying to "Cut and paste" to move the files, you use the native explorer method of Move to..."

Cut and paste was really a carry-over from word processing, and works great for that. More complex files are sometimes damaged in the process. Copy and paste seems to work much better, but even that can present difficulties for some file types.

It is also a known problem for explorer to crash when opening a folder that contains video files displayed as Thumbnails. Once again, nobody expected video files to be displayed that way, and explorer just cannot cope.
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uglymaggot

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is there any way to retrieve the lost data??
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I really doubt it. This is not a case in which the file is 'deleted' but still living as a ghost on the disc. Here, the file was corrupted by the action, so the data is present, but scrambled. I expect that there is software somewhere at some price that could do the job, but I don't know of it. Perhaps if you seek out a forum that is primarily about video editing, someone there might have a clue. Myself, I'd just bite the bullet on this one.
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One last question
how to delete the "file" that was moved but does not play if i press delete i get an error message what to do ??
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Uglymaggot,

What is the exact error message that you receive when you try to delete it?
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uglymaggot

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this is the message
cannot delete filename :access is denied.
Make sure the disc is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use.
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Unlocker: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
Killbox: http://killbox.net/
MoveOnBoot: http://www.snapfiles...moveonboot.html
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