Some Windows 10 users are complaining about an issue they are encountering when they are trying to transfer some files from a removable media device to their computer. According to these users, the transferring process is halting mid-way and showing an error message “An unexpected error is keeping you from moving the file“. If you are facing similar kind of problem, try these fixes and the problem will be solved in no time.
1. Restart your computer. After rebooting your computer, check if the error is fixed or not.
2. Unplug the usb device from your computer. Plug the device again to another port of your computer. Try transferring the files again.
If the problem still occurs, try these solutions-
Fix-1 Check your usb device for any error-
If the device is corrupted or there are some bad files which is causing this issue, repairing the device will solve the issue.
1. Press Windows key+E to open File Explorer on your computer.
2. In File Explorer window, click on “This PC” to visualize all the drives on your computer.
3. Right click on the USB device and then click on “Properties“.
4. In USB Drive (F:) Properties window, go to “Tools” tab.
5. Under Error Checking section, click on “Check“.
You may need to permit User Account Control to make the changes.
6. Now, click on “Repair drive“.
Once the repair process is over, click on “Close” to close the error checking window.
Now, check if you can transfer any file from your computer to the media device or vice-versa. If the error is yet to be solved go for the next fix.
Fix-2 Run rdpclip and dwm as an administrator-
Rdpclip and dwm applications of System32 folder manages a shared clip board between two storage media. Launching them manually will solve your issue-
1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run window.
2. In Run window, copy-paste this address and hit Enter to open System32 folder on your computer.
3. Now, on the left corner, click on the Search box and type “rdpclip“.
4. From the search results, right click on “rdpclip” application and then click on “Run as administrator”.
5. Same way, again type in Search box “dwm“.
6. In the search results, right click on “dwm” application and then click on “Run as administrator” to run it on your computer.
Close File Explorer window.
Open File Explorer window again. Try to run the application again on your computer.
Fix-3 Clear Clipboard from CMD-
If nothing is working out form you, clearing clipboard on your computer should solve this issue.
1. Click on the Search box and then type “cmd“.
2. Now, right click on “Command Prompt” and then click on “Run as administrator“.
Command Prompt window will be opened.
3. Now, copy this command and paste it in Command Prompt window and then hit Enter.
cmd /c "echo off|clip"
After running this command close Command Prompt window.
Reboot your computer.
After rebooting you will be able to transfer files without any further issue.
Fix-4 Perform Disk Cleanup-
Sometime temporary files on your disk may cause this issue.
1. Press Windows+R to launch Run.
2. Now, copy-paste this command “cleanmgr /lowdisk” in Run and hit Enter.
Disk Cleanup window will be opened.
3. In Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection window, from the option “Drives:“, select the drive where you have installed Windows.
4. Now, click on “OK“.
5. Now, in the “Files to delete:” option, check every options in the list.
6. Then, click on “OK” to start the cleanup process on your computer.
Disk Cleanup process will take some time to clean up the junk file from your system.
Reboot your computer and after rebooting try to transfer a file or folder again. It should be working just fine.
Your problem should be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.