Windows 10: File explorer cut/paste problem

Discus and support File explorer cut/paste problem in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In Windows 10 file explorer occasionally when I cut files from one directory and paste them in another, the whole directory that I'm pasting to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dennisray65, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. File explorer cut/paste problem


    In Windows 10 file explorer occasionally when I cut files from one directory and paste them in another, the whole directory that I'm pasting to disappears. It happens so fast that its hard to see but it seems like a window pops up deleting the files and the status. The directory that disappears is not in the Trash folder. I have also tried various freeware file recovery programs but they cannot find the file or any of the directories. Its almost if in addition to deleting the directory and files that some kind of process runs that wipes the files off of the disk. I've run virus checking programs and found no issues. Has anyone had this problem or know of a solution?

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    dennisray65, Jun 22, 2016
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  2. Cannot Paste a File after Cut or Copy a File because Paste is not available

    None of the suggestions have changed the situation. I still cannot cut or copy a FILE and then paste it. Paste is greyed out and cannot be selected. Is there a way that I can be sure the CUT or COPY is moving the data to the clipboard?

    Like I said in my original problem description, I can cut or copy and paste DATA from within applications, but not FILES from within File Explorer.

    Thanks for any help you may give me.
     
    HarryHankla, Jun 22, 2016
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  3. transfer photos to USB drive

    1. Select photos in File Explorer.

    2. Right-click > Cut/Copy.

    3. Plug in and go to USB drive in Explorer.

    4. Right-click > Paste.

    Or use the Cut/Copy/Paste buttons on the Home tab of the ribbon on top.
     
    RobertJWin, Jun 22, 2016
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  4. bro67 Win User

    File explorer cut/paste problem

    Sounds like your install is refreshing the cache for some reason. Have you tried rolling back to a restore point, before it started.
     
    bro67, Jun 22, 2016
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  5. I restored my computer to an earlier point. I havent seen that problem again yet. However, now the navigation pane randomly completely disappears even though the check mark to show the navigation pane is there. The only way I have found to correct it so far is to reboot my computer. Any ideas on things to try to correct this?
     
    dennisray65, Jun 26, 2016
    #5
  6. bro67 Win User
    Time to track it down to a process that is hanging up.
     
    bro67, Apr 4, 2018
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