Not able to select or copy photos from a folder

April 27, 2012 at 18:50:48
Specs: Windows XP, N270 1.60GHz / 0.99 GB
When I try to open a photo folder, some times it opens but after few seconds system freezes, sometimes folder will open but when I try to select/copy photos,it freezes. How I can copy those photos.

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#1
April 28, 2012 at 07:54:58
More information required:

Which hard drive is that folder on (eg system drive, secondary drive, external drive)?
Is it only that one folder that causes the problem of freezing when opened?


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#2
April 30, 2012 at 12:29:11
Is it only a particular photo folder that does this? If so let us know its name as it could be a name that is excluded in Windows.

I have sometimes has issues where the files have had very long file names.

If there are sub-folders then work through them and see if it is one of these that causes the issue.

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#3
April 30, 2012 at 14:27:14
It is on desktop, and only this folder is causing the problem of freezing.

This folder name is also not very long,it is only 6 character name


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#4
April 30, 2012 at 15:06:08
What is the folder name?

Can you copy the folder to My Documents to see if it will work from there.

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#5
May 2, 2012 at 07:18:09
KDWINN, tap f8 on boot up and then select Safe Mode. Let me know if you can open the folder and copy from there.

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#6
May 2, 2012 at 13:42:43
If the immediate requirement is to get the photo's safely off, and if Safe Mode does the same, you could boot to a Live Linux CD (such as Puppy Linux or Knoppix). That way you could pop them onto a flash drive for now. After that you can delete the folder in Linux too provided it is not a system folder.

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#7
May 7, 2012 at 14:34:40
I copied photo folder from desktop to my documents, not able to copy from there.
I tried other way too, changed it to safe mode and then tried copying, but didn't work.

Whenever I click on that folder, it will open but when try to select or copy, it shows that it is processing but few seconds later system freezes.

I don't know how I can recover those photos.


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#8
May 7, 2012 at 18:28:26
you can try by using recuva.

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