Some PC users are reporting the issue whereby after installing new Windows Update on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer, they get the 0x80028CA0 Type Mismatch error when copying Libraries to an external drive attached to their system. This post provides the most suitable solutions to this issue.
When you encounter this issue, you’ll receive the following full error message;
1 Interrupted Action
An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the folder. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.
Error 0x80028CA0: Type mismatch.
0x80028CA0 Type Mismatch error when copying Libraries
If you have stumbled on the 0x80028CA0 Type Mismatch error when copying Libraries on your Windows 11/10 PC to an external drive, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order to resolve the issue on your system.
- Run File and Folder Troubleshooter
- Create new folder
- Uninstall ‘buggy’ Windows update
- Perform System Restore
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
1] Run File and Folder Troubleshooter
We recommend whenever you encounter issues on your Windows 11/10 PC, and you’re aware of any in-built troubleshooters or non-native troubleshooters, you should run the automated wizard to fix all the identified problems for you automatically or opt to select the problems you’d like to have fixed automatically.
This solution requires you to run File and Folder Troubleshooter and see if the 0x80028CA0 Type Mismatch error when copying Libraries on your Windows 11/10 PC is resolved. If not, try the next solution.
2] Create new folder
Some affected PC users reported that even though they can’t copy/paste a Library, they can copy the contents of the Library without any problems. In this case, to workaround the issue, you can manually create a new folder on the external drive, then copy (do not use the Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut) the contents of the Library folder on your PC to the folder on the external drive.
Alternatively, since copying an entire Library folder to an external drive is essentially a ‘backup’, you can use any third-party backup software to create backup copies of folders/files for storing them on external drives.
3] Uninstall ‘buggy’ Windows update
The issue in focus reportedly started to occur for most users after a recent Windows update. In this case, to resolve the issue, you can simply uninstall the update. However, if this isn’t the case, we suggest you check for updates and install any available bits on your Windows 11/10 device and see if the error reappears when you try to copy the Library folder to your external drive.
4] Perform System Restore
This solution is an alternative to uninstalling the problematic update that triggered the error in highlight; or if the update isn’t the culprit but you are certain you can copy Libraries just fine without issues previously – in this case, since you have no idea what changed that might have ended up triggering the issue, you can use System Restore (any changes like application installs, user preferences and anything else made after the restore point will be lost) to revert to a date your system was working properly.
To perform System Restore, do the following:
- Press Windows key + R. to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type rstrui and hit Enter to launch the System Restore Wizard.
- At the initial screen of System Restore, click Next.
- At the next screen, check the box associated with Show more restore points.
- Now, select a restore point prior to when you noticed the issue on your device.
- Click Next to advance to the next menu.
- Click Finish and confirm at the final prompt.
At the next system startup, your older computer state will be enforced. The issue in hand should be resolved now.
Hope this helps!
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