Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Error while moving documents across site collections, sites - cannot read from source file or disk

. Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Using windows explorer one cannot drag n drop (cut-paste) documents across site collections.

If you try to cut-paste (drag-drop) documents across site collections or across sites in same site collection, you would get the following error: -

"cannot read from source file or disk"


1) Open the source and destination libraries as network places. (using add a new network place).

2) Browse to the document libraries in question.

3) Drag-drop the files.

4) There’ll be no error.

Things to check at client’s end: -

1) Check if Webclient service is running and is set to auto start in services.msc. Stop and restart it.