Solved No longer Can drop & drag from TIF to HDD

September 15, 2011 at 18:35:26
Specs: wins xp professional sp2
i cant drop and drag from TIF (temporary internet files) to hdd? This is an option that I've used flawlessly for more years the I care to say, about a week or so ago I started as usual and created a folder to hold the files that I was coping. I highlighted the files I want and dragged them over the file that was waiting and dropped, I immediately got a popup saying "can not read the source file or disk" . It doesn't matter what I try and save, copy, or drop and drag I get the same response to my effort.

I had recently changed to Firefox 6 and thought that might be the problem and rolled back to ie7, still the same answer to my effort.

It is funny that I can delete any file in the temporary internet folder one at a time or twenty at a time..

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September 17, 2011 at 07:44:49
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I think you'll need to forgo copying them just this one time and clear out all your TIF so your web-browser can start with a clean slate. Clearing the internet cache and history may be necessary also.

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September 17, 2011 at 17:09:07
thank you pip22,

I was reading a lot about deleting all the files and cookies and history but i had a bunch of family pics and video from an outing my daughter an grand babies had, she posted them as private. It wasn't like they were lost, just I don't like change, if I find a way that has worked I don't like it getting messed up, the exact reason I don't like Windows updates, every time I get a program working right windows comes along an updates one of the little programs that help it run and the main program either has to be updated or I roll back the win update.

I've been on line most of the evening but it seems that temporary internet files aren't being developed as you do them,, I've check back to TIF several times and it shows nothing there, I do believe you will be right in the end because of a bit of deja vu.Thanks for helping me clear my head

The Windwalker - Robert

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September 25, 2011 at 17:54:49
I did finely did get what i wanted in the form of a freeware program "Video Cache Viewer", that not only does what I wanted, but a little more and renames all the files to the correct format, .FLV, MP4, MP3, DVD, VOB or any of a number of other video types. , without me doing anything other than running it after the fact.

The only con so far is that it shows me everything I viewed, still that's not much different than what I was doing before.

The best advice I got and only advice was from the 1st one Pip22 I was just surprised the there wasn't a lot more advice, because when I started looking either the problem was unique to me. sorry I don't think it is answered yet and hope you will keep the question open for a while longer.

I would like to be able to do as I always have and copy them from temporary internet files, I'm learning that the internet loves to use my hard drive as storage and then tell me what I can and can not do with stuff stored on my machine. The way they use my space, says they are expecting me to get another and larger drive if I run out of room.

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September 25, 2011 at 18:02:36
I tried what you said , now there are no videos in the tif, its like they are no longer storing them there.

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September 25, 2011 at 19:51:41
cannot read the source file or disk

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