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Err Msg: Cannot Copy File: Cannot Read from the Source File or Disk

This article was previously published under Q224378
SYMPTOMS
If you right-click a file and then click Copy in a client Terminal Server session, switch to your local computer's desktop, and then attempt to past the file, you receive the following error message:
Cannot copy file: cannot read from the source file or disk.
CAUSE
Windows 2000 Terminal Services supports Clipboard redirection between a client's local computer and a server session. File transfer, however, is not supported via the Clipboard.
RESOLUTION
In order to get file copy to work with Windows 2000 Terminal Server, you need to install the File Copy Tool which is included with the Windows 2000 Resource Kit.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about installing the File Copy Tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
244732 How to Install File Copy in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit
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Article ID: 224378 - Last Review: 10/30/2006 18:23:01 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • kberrmsg kbprb KB224378
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