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Sometimes, I select an item, hit Ctrl+C, browse to a folder, hit Ctrl+V, but no item is copied to the folder or some other item is copied to the folder (eg from a previous select + Ctrl+C).

For example, while migrating all my apps to repositories, I selected an app's v0.1 folder, hit Ctrl+C, browsed to the trunk folder, and hit Ctrl+V, but then nothing happened. Or I selected an app's v0.2 folder, hit Ctrl+C, browsed to trunk folder, hit Ctrl+V, and then v0.1 was copied to the trunk folder.

What is going on? How to solve?

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As a follow up comment community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2010/05/06/… –  MrStatic Jun 18 '10 at 23:42
    
I've had similar problems in Windows. Usually though, it's due to trying to copy a large image and not giving the OS enough time to process it before hitting paste in an application. I'm not sure why this is happening to you though, as I'm 99% sure files/folders aren't copied the same way that Photoshop copies images. Does this happen when copying small files? I would just use cp to copy from the terminal. –  Lèse majesté Jun 19 '10 at 0:51
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thanks for clarifying and focusing your question, that's much better. reopening. i've also edited the post for grammar and to add whitespace and formatting for readability (paragraphs rock). –  quack quixote Jun 19 '10 at 17:07
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