Copy/paste without using explorer.exe?

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 Genu7ne -
Hello,

Mine is corrupted. I don't have the Vista CD. I just need to back some files up. But every time I copy/paste, it crashes completely. I tried a couple of Windows Explorer alternatives but copying/pasting ultimately uses explorer.exe, so my system crashed.

Is there a way to copy/paste without using windows explorer?

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Try the click and drag mode
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Same thing.
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Did you try an antivirus / antimalware ?
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it's a hardware/software problem. A hard object fell on my laptop and it cant boot in normal mode, only safe mode. In safe mode, explorer.exe is obviously corrupted. It had no problems in the past. I had an anti-virus that updated regularly.
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You might try with the keyboard only, if this turns to be a mouse issue.

Press both Shift and F10 keys simultaneously to right-click or directly Ctrl-C / ctrl-V

If you are trying to move files, then you'd better try to open a prompt (Start / Execute / cmd) and use old goods copy / move commands.

Jeff
Well you can use Command Prompt, when windows begins, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Shift + Esc (basically open Task Manager) Goto File > New Task (Run...) and type cmd.exe

When command prompt begins, use XCOPY

For example if you want to copy "My Documents" and you have an external drive plugged in which would come up as E: for example. Simply do the following:

Windows XP

xcopy C:\Documents and Settings\*your username*\My Documents E:\

Windows Vista to 7

xcopy C:\users\*your username*\Documents\ E:

If you want to backup all your files then i would consider doing this:

xcopy C:\ E:\

My username is genu7ne and im running windows 7 so i would put:

xcopy C:\users\genu7ne\My Documents\ E:

To find out what folders you have simply type:

Windows 7/Vista: dir C:\users\*your username*\
Windows XP: dir C:\Documents and Settings\*your username*\

To find out your username simply type:

net user

Hope this helps
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