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Copy function does not move foldersFirst post here, not sure if this is the right subforum. I've searched for similar threads but didn't find any - please let me know if I missed them. I just bought a new computer with Windows 8. It's fully updated, but RRS feed

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  • First post here. I've searched for similar threads but didn't find any - please let me know if I missed them.

    I just bought a new computer with Windows 8. It's fully updated, but I'm having a problem with the copy function. When I copy a folder with files in it, sometimes the files all show up in the destination folder without the source folder. For example, I copy folder "A" and paste it into destination folder "B." What happens is that all the files from folder "A" show up in folder "B" but without folder "A." Please let me know if this doesn't make sense.

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    This is frustrating especially for the complex array of folders and subfolders I am trying to copy, which would take hours to manually arrange.

    More background: This hasn't happened every time. I'm copying folders and files from an external hard drive to the internal hard drive (with the OS) on my new computer. I've successfully copied a folder with not much in it to the desktop, and also one to another location. It has never worked when I've tried to copy all of my documents from the other computer - many gigabytes, thousands of files, many videos and pictures as well as MS Office files.

    Is it the volume (number, size) or variety of things I'm trying to copy that's messing up? That seems like it shouldn't be a problem. It worked in Windows XP.... (my old computer).

    The only next step I can think of is to be more systematic in my copying: try different destination folders and different amounts of files/folders to see if there are different results. I can post those here if that would be helpful, but if any of you have helpful ideas that would be great. Thanks.      
    Sunday, December 16, 2012 12:09 AM