Windows 10: Cut and Paste Interrupted

Discus and support Cut and Paste Interrupted in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Disk space was required on a disk so a cut and paste process was initiated to recover disk space. The cut and paste process was at 99% complete when... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by BobT671, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. BobT671 Win User

    Cut and Paste Interrupted

    Disk space was required on a disk so a cut and paste process was initiated to recover disk space. The cut and paste process was at 99% complete when it got interrupted. It looks like the files where moved. The files are accessible on the destination disk and are not visible on the source disk. However, the disk space that should have been made available because of the move was not recovered because of the interruption. i.e 50 MB available space on the source disk, 1 GB cut and pasted to destination, cut and pasted interrupted at 99% completion. Destination disk show all files moved and source disk shows all files removed but source disk available space still only show 50 MB. Is there a way to recover the 1GB of space that should be available on the source disk?

    BobT671, Feb 11, 2019
  2. Noor_Azam Win User

    Cut and Paste Problem


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    • Are you trying to cut and paste a folder from an external device?
    • Do you have any other User accounts on the computer? Did you check the files in other User accounts if any?
    • Was there any interruption during the cut and paste process?
    • If the cut and paste process was interrupted, did you receive any error code or error message?

    I suggest you to check the missing files in the Recycle Bin and try recovering the files. You can also try manually searching the files by entering the file name in the search bar.

    Please refer this article and run the diagnostic tool to troubleshoot on the issue.

    Automatically diagnose and repair Windows file and folder problems

    Hope it helps.


    Noor Azam S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
    Noor_Azam, Feb 11, 2019
  3. hogesinwa Win User
    Cut and Paste procedure is NOT "cutting"

    Hi. I am engaged in a lengthy exercise to shift a heap of files from RAR-type folders to normal folders.

    I am cutting-and-pasting. However, Windows is NOT cutting, it is copying and pasting and I then have to go back to delete the file.

    Why O why O why will this. !%^$% system not do as it is told. Have we slowly morphed into an Apple lookalike where nerds "know" what is best for us?

    When I "cut", I want it cut!

    Anyone know why this is occurring?

    Suggestions appreciated.

    hogesinwa, Feb 11, 2019
  4. Cut and Paste Interrupted

    my cut and paste is not working

    Hello Patricia,

    To better manage this thread regarding the cut and paste issue of your device. I'd like to verify if the issue persists. If yes, I'd like to ask you a few questions:

    • Are you using the shortcut keys or your mouse to cut and paste text?
    • Have you made any recent changes prior to this issue?
    • Are you getting any error messages or error codes?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far to resolve your concern?

    In the meantime, I'd recommend checking the on-screen keyboard if the issue also occurs on it. To open the on-screen keyboard, type
    OSK in the Search box and press
    Enter. Then, try cutting and pasting a text using it and check if the issue persists.

    Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.
    Zedrick Del, Feb 11, 2019

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