At work, we use a Windows 95-based system (! Actually, it is very
reliable. As for why, it is because the product we test on it is
sufficiently near end of life that developing a new XP-based one would
cost too much, with all the testing, approval process, and so on), which
creates three identical-sized log files (of about 41K size).
We copy these to a floppy, and then from that floppy (read in a
USB-connected floppy drive) to a newly-created folder (on a network
So my process at the XP machine is:
o create the new folder where the log files will go
o go into it
o open another copy of Windows Explorer with Win-E, which opens in "My
o down-arrow to A:
o select the files: ctrl-A for "select all" (they are usually the only
thing on the floppy), or shift-click, or ctrl-click.
o shift-drag them to the other Explorer window, so they do a move (i. e.
copy then delete).
Fairly often, two of the three files move, then I get a message
something like "cannot move <filename>: check whether something is using
Of course, nothing is - and if I repeat the exercise on that one
remaining file, it moves no problem! (Usually, as I have said, leaving the
I do not think it _always_ happens, i. e. sometimes all three files are
of course) no problem.
it is not even irritating, since I know how to get round it - but it is
definitely puzzling! Especially since the first two files are moved -
copied them deleted - no problem. The files are of identical size, and
Any thoughts (as to why this happens, not ridicule as to why we are using
such a quaint system)?
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
Abandon hope, all ye who <ENTER> here.