Windows XP forum: Explorer Cut & Paste Error

by: racsw November 28, 2012 7:03 PM PST

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Explorer Cut & Paste Error

by racsw - 11/28/12 7:03 PM

Hello,
I have all the latest upgrades on my XP system. It is a Quad Core 2.66 GHz processor with 3 Gb of RAM, 250 GB HD, (1/3 full) and Service Pack 3.
I did have a virus or trojan some time ago (2 - 3 months) which was successfully removed, and the computer has been working *almost* perfectly since.
Explorer, the one that moves files around, seems to be damaged somehow. If I try to Cut and Paste a small file, or drag it, it usually will be OK.
If I try to C&P (or drag) larger files or folders, it will start, then I get the usual message "Explorer has encountered a problem and must close." That's it, no error codes or anything else.

So I thought that I might be able to work around it by downloading another mfg of an Explorer look-a-like, which I tried two others that seemed to be well made and professional.

Strangely, I get the same problem with the look-a-like Explorers doing the same C&P operations. So to me, it's more of a "system" problem than Win Explorer itself, but I'm not sure, or what to do about it.

Thank you for your help.

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