"Cannot read from the source file or disk" on copy paste between document library on main site and subsite using windows explorer RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear SharePoint Community,

    We are using WSS 3.0 with the following setup: one main site http://mainsite and a subsite http://mainsite/subsite.

    A user noticed the following error "Cannot read from the source file or disk" when copy pasting files (using windows explorer) from the mainsite to the sub-site.

    Now I know this error can be caused by a few things and has been mentioned multiple times on this forum so I provide you with additional information to rule out some possible causes.

    • The sites are hosted on the same server.
    • The copy paste functionality works within the document libraries on each site as long as the source and destination libraries reside within the same site.
    • The files do not exceed the upload limit
    • The user has full control on both sites. ( I am 99.98% sure its not a user permissions problem, I get the same on the SharePoint Admin account.)
    • The user uses Windows 7.

    If more information is needed I will be happy to provide it.

    Does anyone know how to resolve this problem ?

    Kind Regards,

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:22 AM

All replies

  • Please see if this helps as I feel could be related http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955377

    Cheers! Dilip
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:41 PM
  • Thank you for your reply, unfortunately I had already read that article and it did not help.

    I am still having this problem, any thoughts on how to resolve this?

    Kind Regards,


    Monday, May 2, 2011 11:58 AM