Read error when using Windows Explorer to move files between library RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using the Open With Windows Explorer option in MOSS 2007, I am trying to move documents between two libraries. I have done this successfully in the past, but am not getting this error:  "Can't read from source file to disk".  I thought maybe it was because the source library required checkout, but I turned that off, and I'm still getting the error.  Thank you for any advice on this.

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    Monday, September 23, 2013 9:15 PM


  • Hi run4it,

    Thanks for sharing the post.

    I can reproduce the issue on subsite that more than one level below the site collection, not on root site. For example, move the documents from http://servername/sitename/site1/site11 to http://http://servername/sitename/site1/site12. The error will be displayed.

    For this issue, I would suggest you to use copy->paste to move the file, then delete the file in original source library. Or use content and structure is also a suggested way(site settings->content and structure).

    If it isn’t the issue, please feel free to let me know.



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