How To Repair File Extraction Error 0x0004005

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If you try to decompress a large cabinet file, and it is almost finished, you may receive an error message that says exactly this:

1 Interrupted Action
An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file.
Error 0x0004005: Unspecified Error

There are two types of errors 0x0004005 on Windows. One of them was an inheritance issue with a defective update in 2015, and the other is associated with copying or decompressing a file. The first is related to the presence of one or more incorrect update files, and Microsoft has fixed it by publishing a fixed update. So if you are concerned about fixing update errors 0x0004005, just download an updated ISO and install from there. But if you find a file copy error 0x0004005 in Windows, we will send it now.

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How to fix 0x800040000005 File copy error in Windows

Using Registry Editor

registry editor - Another installation is in progress in Windows 10

Open regedit and search for it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Configuration\Progress status\SysprepStatus\Cleaning status\Progress status
Set value: 2

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Configuration\Status\SysprepStatus\Status of generalization\Status
Set value: 7

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\LOCAL_MACHINE\LE SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current version\Software protection platform\SkipRearm
Set value: 1

Then execute the order:

msdtc – uninstall (wait a few seconds)
msdtc -install (wait a few seconds)

Then restart the system and try running sysprep again.

Checking user permissions

If you see an error 0x0004005 when moving or deleting files, it is usually a user permission issue. Even if you use your computer as an administrator, this is not always enough. This means that we must take responsibility for the file.

  1. Right-click on the file or folder and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Security tab and click on Advanced.
  3. Highlight your user account at the top of the window and click Edit.
  4. Select your user account again and the boxes at the bottom should now be selectable. Select the check box next to Total Control and click OK.
  5. Repeat the file you want to move or delete.

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