Cannot copy or move files Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: July 21, 2011 7:53 PM in Storage Share Vicky_55 July 21, 2011 12:39:09 PM Hello, I cannot copy file from my external hard drive. It says cannot read from source or Make sure the disk is not write protected. More about : copy move files | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove PhilFrisbie July 21, 2011 7:53:07 PM Often that error means there is an illegal character in the file name. You can try renaming it from a command prompt. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Cannot copy or move files> Related ressources: ForumCannot copy or move files between partitions! ForumWIN2000: cannot copy/move files to another folder/drive/me.. ForumCannot copy (or move or delete) xxxx: Access is denied ForumCannot move files , all drives are full? ForumI can't delete files on one drive - but I can copy/move th.. ForumWindows xp setup cannot copy files Forum[Troubleshooting; File Issues]Can not copy/move file off of drive ForumCannot Delete or Move certain files ForumCannot copy or move folders due to access rights Forumcannot copy some files on network Forumcopy/move file from ipaq to desktop ForumCannot copy file : Cannot read from the source file or disk ForumCannot copy or delete files to the pen drive ForumSanDisk Copy Error -The directory or file cannot be created. ForumCannot Copy file The Path is too Deep Forum[Troubleshooting; File Issues]Can't copy/move files Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumHow to transfer files from one computer to another using ethernet cable ForumCannot Format My USB? ForumAuditing Files by Size and Modification Date. More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !