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Windows cannot find copy.exe when you open your drives

April 26th, 2011

Sometimes even you can see the following error messages on the screen of your computer:

“Windows cannot find ‘copy.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.”

windows cannot find copy exe error

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This error can be the consequence of viral activity on your computer. Two ways are possible here. Your antivirus can delete this file, because it was infected by a Trojan and deleting Trojan it had to remove the file. Or it also can be the Trojan itself. You can see this error message when you open My computer and click on the hard drives to open, but instead of showing the contents of them you can get just this message. Also when you want to open flash drive you can get the same error message.

If you insert your problem flash into another computer, the problem will reword. And if you format your flash drive and the infection disappears then the problem is solved. It points to the viral case, most likely it is a Trojan that is inside the removable drives but it does not influence the Registry, it just put its files into the drives and prevents them from normal work. Of course you can open your drives using Folders in My computer, but it is not convenient and more than that if you are not going to remove this Trojan, then it is going to destroy your Windows System.

In order to eliminate this problem you can reload your computer, but it is the radical step. Instead of it you can use some special removal tools, for example PRT (“Perlovga Removal Tool“). Just run it, then click remove and this free software will solve your problem.
Another perfect tool for solution of Windows cannot find copy.exe problem is to download ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT). This program lets you completely back up the Registry and does the restoration of the System if needed.

You can also eliminate Windows cannot find copy.exe problem by using Hijack This. You should close all the windows of other programs before using this program. You should download it, install and run. Then click on “Do a system scan and save a log-file” and find and check the following Registry Key:
F2 – REG:system.ini: Shell=
O16 – DPF: {9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C}

Then click Fix Checked and the problem will not appear again.