0x802A0002, Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it

If you see Error 0x802A0002, Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it error while copying a file or folder on Windows 10/8/7, here is a simple solution to fix the issue. This particular error message may appear when your external device gets disconnected during the copy-paste process, or it could be COM error caused by the software throwing this error.

Let’s assume that you are transferring some data from your mobile to a personal computer through USB cable. If due to any reason, the USB cable gets unplugged from the computer or mobile during the process, there is a high chance of getting this message on your screen.

Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it

Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it

To address Error copying File or Folder – Shutdown was already called on this object or the object that owns it, 0x802A0002, problem, you need to follow these troubleshooting tips-

  1. Check and reconnect the USB cable
  2. Enable File Transfer option on mobile
  3. Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
  4. Contact customer support.

To know more, follow this detailed guide.

1] Check and reconnect the USB cable

If your USB cable is damaged or it stopped working suddenly, Windows might display such error message. Therefore, it would be a good idea for you to check if your USB cable is working fine or not and try to re-connect your phone using that cable.

2] Enable File Transfer option on mobile

Assuming that you are using an Android mobile, it is mandatory to choose “File Transfer” option after plugging in that USB cable. If your Android mobile has some issue with the USB (or data cable) port, you may face the same problem. Therefore, you should verify if your mobile’s hardware is 100% fine and then, choose the corresponding option from the list that appears after connecting mobile to the computer via USB cable.

3] Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter and see if that helps you.

4] Contact customer support

You may have to contact the customer support for the software that is displaying the error message

These are the working solutions to solve this problem. Hope they help.

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