The following command:

copy "%homepath%\Hacking\Coding\Windows\Scripts\Registry\Explorer\Blank.ico" "%SystemRoot%\system32"


The system cannot find the file specified.

The file is hidden but there and can be seen by explorer and cmd. I've tried with and without the double-quotes. I've tried without using environmental variables. I've tired making Blank.ico unhidden.

I am totally stumped. Does anyone have any ideas?


Ugg! Solved it. Somehow the file became flagged read only. Goodbye half an hour of my life. Maybe this will help someone else mid brain fart.

  • 3
    Read-only doesn't prevent a file being copied. – DavidPostill Feb 25 '18 at 9:14

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