Although I can see the file in windows explorer, I can see it when I run 'dir' command on that folder, but when I run copy command to copy this file to another location, it says "The system can't find the file specified."

I believe this is something related to security and permissions but even given fullcontrol to everyone doesn't work.

Need some help.


Use XCOPY command instead of COPY . It is more reliable command than copy.

  • It was a hidden file which can't be copied using copy command. Had to use xcopy with /h switch. Worked fine. Pls update your answer for hidden files and I'll mark it as answer then. – Faisal Nov 6 '15 at 7:16

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