the files on my computer seem to be links and

February 24, 2011 at 01:58:38
Specs: Windows Vista, 3gb
On my computer running vista business when I look at my files with windows explorer the directory structure shows as Desktop/Mikey/Directory 1/directory 2/ etc.

If I try and copy say the whole of directory 1 to my external usb seagate hard disk i get a message saying the the File ( i.e. in this case directory) cannot be found on c:/mikey/drectory 1- reconfirm loaction and try again/cancel. It seems that all the directories and files are links and not the actual files on my drive c:

Am I missing something?


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February 24, 2011 at 02:03:16
How are you trying to copy the files?

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February 24, 2011 at 02:09:57
It doesn't matter wether I try dragging and dropping the file fromwhere it is to drive k: (my external drive) or wether I right click on the file and try copy and then past. I get the message that the file is no longer on drive c:/desktop/mikey/etc. If i copy the file from one directory to another on drive c: that works OK as it should .

Is it that my directory structure is all links to the files and not the actual files? Somehow it seems as though this has happend and I've been una ware of it until I got the external hard disk.

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February 24, 2011 at 02:50:34
This is my file structure:

00Backup from old dell
Celine's picture
Family tree working papers
Holly graduation file

Is it that the above are virtual folders i.e. links to where the actual files are?
So that when I copy Celine's pictures from above I am only copying a link?

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