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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Can't read file on SSD

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        AskWoody Lounger

        I store my setup files on an SSD.  As part of the group, I have my registration info for each program on a (separate) text file (doc sent from each compay).

        I have one — We PDF Watermark Remover – that when I install it, and then try to read the registration file, it tells me the file cannot be read.

        If however, I do a search, and then copy the file to my “C” drive, it can be read.

        I have run a check for errors, there are none.

        What could cause this, and how do I fix it?


        Chuck Billow

      • #1962030 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Been a while since I last ran into this, but…

        I believe it might be open in another application. Or in worse cases, falsely marked as open, which is a filesystem error that has traditionally been difficult for Windows to handle.

        The latter was what happened the last time I ran Windows XP at home, on a kids’ games box. Rebooted to CHKDSK, it did something… and never successfully booted up Windows afterwards. No hardware errors found with Linux, disk could be read in raw mode just fine but NTFS was partially scrambled. Nasty problem if it had been an important system.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        It could be a permission problem, or Windows controlled folder access.

        cheers, Paul

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