LapTop with Vista HB will not copy to external

  bgrave 15:34 10 Jan 08

My Wife has a new Compaq Presario Laptop with Vista HB. When I try to copy-dragdrop Word files on to an external USB memstick I get the following Dialogue :-
My Sharing Folders.
To use Sharing Folders you need to sign in to Windows Live Messenger.
At this point the only option is control delete.
I do not know my way around VISTA so I am unsure what to do.

  harm2 19:38 17 Jan 08

I had exact the same problem on a HP notebook with Vista Home Premium, description of the problem:
When in Windows (Vista) Explorer during a "drag and drop" operation one "hoovers" (dragging not dropping) with a file in the neighbourhood of the "My Shared Folders" folder (under Computer) the pop-up message "To use sharing folders, you need to sign in to Windows Live Messenger" appears, the small blue rotating wait-cursor is active. Clicking on the OK button in this pop-up window has no effect. Explorer hangs.
Workaround: Hit the ENTER key.
Harm W

  bgrave 23:55 17 Jan 08

Many thanks I will try that.

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