How to fix the problem of moving error code 5?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

There are a few different ways to fix problem moving error code 5, but the most common way is to use a registry cleaner. Registry cleaners are software programs that scan through your registry and fix any of the errors that are inside of it. The reason that this error code happens is because the registry is full of errors, and when Windows tries to access it, it gets stuck and gives you the error code.

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1. Check the file path for the file you are trying to move and make sure it is correct

  1. From the Windows Explorer, open the folder where the file is located.
  2. Right-click on the file and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, under the Location tab, make sure the path to the file is correct.
  4. If the path is correct, make sure the file is selected and click on the Move button.
  5. If the path is incorrect, click on the correct path and then click on the Move button.

2. If you are moving the file to a different directory, make sure that the directory exists and that you have the proper permissions to access it

  1. Check to make sure the file is present in the destination directory.
  2. If the file is not present, create the directory and grant the proper permissions to the user.
  3. Copy the file to the destination directory.
  4. If the file still cannot be moved, check to make sure that the file is not in a protected directory.

3. Try using a different file transfer method, such as FTP or SCP

  1. Login to your server and open the command prompt.
  2. Change directory to the directory where the files you want to transfer are located.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter: ftp -v If you get an error code other than 5500, try the following commands instead: scp -v -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa user@server
  4. Enter the user name and password for the user account you want to use to transfer the files.
  5. Type the following command and press Enter: ftp user@server
  6. If you get an error message, check the syntax of the command you entered. If it is correct, try the command again. If the command still fails, contact your system administrator.

4. If the file is on a remote server, try logging in to the server and moving the file from the command line

  1. Log in to the server where the file is located.
  2. Move the file to a local directory.
  3. Try moving the file again.

5. Contact the server administrator to check if there are any restrictions on moving files

The first step is to determine which server the files are being moved to. The second step is to contact the server administrator and ask if there any restrictions on moving files. If the administrator confirms that there are no restrictions, the third step is to move the files in question.