File Has Properties That Cannot Be Copies

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by C and A Bredt, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. I wanted to copy my Favorites to a flash drive to put on another computer.
    Some of the files showed a message saying:

    Property Loss
    The File has properties that cannot be copied to the new location. Are you
    sure you want to copy the file without its properties?
    It gave me the choices = Yes, Skip, Cancel.

    Any idea what's happening? Thanks, CB

    --
    C and A Bredt
    Dell Inspiron 530
    Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
    Vista Home Premium
     
    C and A Bredt, Apr 19, 2008
    #1
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  2. CB

    Favorites are shortcuts, you will lose some things, such as personalized
    icons, etc. This is simply because the shortcut uses information that is
    stored in different locations on the computer.

    You can avoid this loss by using the Export Wizard in IE. Click File/Import
    and Export. Click the "Export Favorites' item. Follow the instructions.

    The Favorites will be saved in a file, to the location you choose as
    'Bookmark.htm'.

    You can use the same wizard on the target computer to import the Favorites.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "C and A Bredt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I wanted to copy my Favorites to a flash drive to put on another computer.
    >Some of the files showed a message saying:
    >
    > Property Loss
    > The File has properties that cannot be copied to the new location. Are you
    > sure you want to copy the file without its properties?
    > It gave me the choices = Yes, Skip, Cancel.
    >
    > Any idea what's happening? Thanks, CB
    >
    > --
    > C and A Bredt
    > Dell Inspiron 530
    > Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
    > Vista Home Premium
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Apr 19, 2008
    #2
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  3. The system is maintaining certain information about those files that can
    only be preserved when the files exist at certain locations. When the files
    are copied to a different location or to a different file system then the
    system is not able to maintain that information for the copies.

    Generally, if you later copy the files back to an equivalent location on
    another Vista machine, the properties will be re-set to default values, and
    unless you specifically know that some of them should have different values
    for some properties, those defaults will be fine.
    --
    Jeff Richards
    MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
    "C and A Bredt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I wanted to copy my Favorites to a flash drive to put on another computer.
    >Some of the files showed a message saying:
    >
    > Property Loss
    > The File has properties that cannot be copied to the new location. Are you
    > sure you want to copy the file without its properties?
    > It gave me the choices = Yes, Skip, Cancel.
    >
    > Any idea what's happening? Thanks, CB
    >
    > --
    > C and A Bredt
    > Dell Inspiron 530
    > Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
    > Vista Home Premium
     
    Jeff Richards, Apr 19, 2008
    #3
  4. Thanks, CB
    --
    C and A Bredt
    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > CB
    >
    > Favorites are shortcuts, you will lose some things, such as personalized
    > icons, etc. This is simply because the shortcut uses information that is
    > stored in different locations on the computer.
    >
    > You can avoid this loss by using the Export Wizard in IE. Click
    > File/Import and Export. Click the "Export Favorites' item. Follow the
    > instructions.
    >
    > The Favorites will be saved in a file, to the location you choose as
    > 'Bookmark.htm'.
    >
    > You can use the same wizard on the target computer to import the
    > Favorites.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Desktop Experience
    >
    >
    > "C and A Bredt" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I wanted to copy my Favorites to a flash drive to put on another computer.
    >>Some of the files showed a message saying:
    >>
    >> Property Loss
    >> The File has properties that cannot be copied to the new location. Are
    >> you sure you want to copy the file without its properties?
    >> It gave me the choices = Yes, Skip, Cancel.
    >>
    >> Any idea what's happening? Thanks, CB
    >>
    >> --
    >> C and A Bredt
    >> Dell Inspiron 530
    >> Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
    >> Vista Home Premium

    >
     
    C and A Bredt, Apr 19, 2008
    #4
  5. C and A Bredt

    Gary Mount Guest

    When you copy files from a NTFS file system to a FAT or other none NTFS file
    system, there may be properties contained in the file stream that can not be
    copied because the none NTFS does not support these alternate streams
    (perhaps not an accurate description, but close enough).
    If the device you are copying to was formatted as NTFS, then you would not
    see the message about properties not being able to be copied.
    It should be okay to lose the extra properties and still have the favorites
    shortcuts work just fine.

    "C and A Bredt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I wanted to copy my Favorites to a flash drive to put on another computer.
    > Some of the files showed a message saying:
    >
    > Property Loss
    > The File has properties that cannot be copied to the new location. Are you
    > sure you want to copy the file without its properties?
    > It gave me the choices = Yes, Skip, Cancel.
    >
    > Any idea what's happening? Thanks, CB
    >
    > --
    > C and A Bredt
    > Dell Inspiron 530
    > Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
    > Vista Home Premium
     
    Gary Mount, Apr 20, 2008
    #5
  6. The strange thing is that a few days earlier I copied my Favorites to the
    same flash drive and did not get the message. I then added a few websites to
    my Favorites and moved a few favorites into some of its subfolders, then
    when I copied it I got the messages.

    You're right - my computer is NTFS and the flash drive is FAT. My only
    concern was that they wouldn't work properly on the other computer.

    Thanks for the info, CB

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    C and A Bredt
    "Gary Mount" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > When you copy files from a NTFS file system to a FAT or other none NTFS
    > file system, there may be properties contained in the file stream that can
    > not be copied because the none NTFS does not support these alternate
    > streams (perhaps not an accurate description, but close enough).
    > If the device you are copying to was formatted as NTFS, then you would not
    > see the message about properties not being able to be copied.
    > It should be okay to lose the extra properties and still have the
    > favorites shortcuts work just fine.
    >
    > "C and A Bredt" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I wanted to copy my Favorites to a flash drive to put on another
    >> computer. Some of the files showed a message saying:
    >>
    >> Property Loss
    >> The File has properties that cannot be copied to the new location. Are
    >> you sure you want to copy the file without its properties?
    >> It gave me the choices = Yes, Skip, Cancel.
    >>
    >> Any idea what's happening? Thanks, CB
    >>
    >> --
    >> C and A Bredt
    >> Dell Inspiron 530
    >> Intel 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo
    >> Vista Home Premium

    >
     
    C and A Bredt, Apr 20, 2008
    #6
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