Windows 10: Some of my files (photos and videos) can't be copied to an external hard drive!

Discus and support Some of my files (photos and videos) can't be copied to an external hard drive! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello guys I have an old laptop bought it in 2012 running windows 10. I have a lot of photos and videos stored on it for several years. Now I want to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by BelalMuhammad, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Some of my files (photos and videos) can't be copied to an external hard drive!


    Hello guys

    I have an old laptop bought it in 2012 running windows 10. I have a lot of photos and videos stored on it for several years. Now I want to make a copy of those stuff into my new 2TB external hard drive (WD Element). The problem is when the file transfer (copying process) gets interrupted by some of the files, The copying window will stuck for several minutes on one file for example and then I get a notification that that file can't be copied. I skip it, then copying resume fine for a while but then it gets stuck again by another file and so on... Those files that making problems are opening fine on my laptop! I really don't understand why this happening and I do appreciate help from anybody who knows how to fix this problem.

    Many thanks

    Belal

    :)
     
    BelalMuhammad, Sep 2, 2019
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Sep 2, 2019
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  3. Pavan_N Win User
    Unable to play video from external hard drive Error 0x80004005

    HI Josep,

    Please answer these questions to assist you better.

    • Are you able to watch videos which are stored in computer and online?
    • Are you able to view photos and documents etc. from hard drive?

    I suggest you to install all pending Windows updates and check. Updates are additions to software that can help prevent or fix problems, improve how your computer works, or enhance your computing experience.



    Follow the steps and check if that helps.

    • Type Troubleshooting on Search and hit
      Enter.
    • Click on View all and click on Video playback.
    • Click on Advance and check Apply repairs automatically.
    • Follow on-screen instructions.
    By running this troubleshooter it will find and fix issue with playing movies, television and video. Do let us know if you are able to play videos from external hard drive. Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Sep 2, 2019
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  4. smee Win User

    Some of my files (photos and videos) can't be copied to an external hard drive!

    Hard Drive / External Drive + Backups Configuration?

    Hey all,

    So I'm thinking of changing around my hard drive configuration on my main comp.

    At the moment I've got:
    1 Internal 500GB (OS, programs, file storage)
    2 External 500GB (not really doing much)
    1 External 320GB (for my Lightroom photo library)

    What I'd like to do, is ditch the 320gb photo drive (its a 2.5").
    I'd use one external 500GB for Video files, the other 500GB for Photo files.
    Then I'd want two more to backup those files, and have them backed up on our NAS Server.

    I'd also have an external 1-2TB drive for OS hard drive backups and such, but thats not part of what I'm going to ask.

    So my question for you guys is this:
    Should my 500GB Video and 500GB Photo drives be internal? Or External?
    If I put them inside the computer, will I get faster speeds?
    If they're external, is eSATA/USB 2.0 going to be sufficient for Video editing? (Using full HD video files, editing in Adobe Premiere Pro)

    Either way I will have two backup drives (one for video, one for photo) and they'll both be backed up on the server.

    So, to have 4 External drives or to have 2 internal and 2 external? That is the question.
    What are the benefits of having them internal? What about having them external?

    For me, being able to bring my Photo or Video drive with me isn't really a big deal, I probably will never do it. If I would need to though, I could just take one of the external backups.

    Also, second question. What kind of backup software do you recommend that would basically make a complete clone of my HD's?

    Does any of this make sense?
    Any help is appreciated. *Big Grin Some of my files (photos and videos) can't be copied to an external hard drive! :D
    ~Smee
     
    smee, Sep 2, 2019
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