Copying Files To USB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by TheStoneCrusher, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. I have been copying files from a directory on my laptop to a directory on my
    USB hard drive - both folder have the same name. It copied about three
    fourths of the files and then started giving me a msg:"Cannot copy XXX: the
    directory or file cannot be created."

    Does anyone know what my problem is, and/or how to bet around it?

    Goodwill
    TheStoneCrusher, Oct 26, 2006
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  2. TheStoneCrusher

    Rick Merrill Guest

    TheStoneCrusher wrote:
    > I have been copying files from a directory on my laptop to a directory on my
    > USB hard drive - both folder have the same name. It copied about three
    > fourths of the files and then started giving me a msg:"Cannot copy XXX: the
    > directory or file cannot be created."
    >
    > Does anyone know what my problem is, and/or how to bet around it?
    >
    > Goodwill
    >
    >


    about how many files?
    Rick Merrill, Oct 26, 2006
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    richard Guest

    "TheStoneCrusher" <> wrote in message
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    >I have been copying files from a directory on my laptop to a directory on
    >my USB hard drive - both folder have the same name. It copied about three
    >fourths of the files and then started giving me a msg:"Cannot copy XXX: the
    >directory or file cannot be created."
    >
    > Does anyone know what my problem is, and/or how to bet around it?
    >


    New drive? Have you initialized and formatted it?
    Is the disk nearly full?
    Power plugged in? Cables seated properly?
    Have you tried copying a smaller test file?
    How many files in that folder/directory? Could need a new folder.
    richard, Oct 26, 2006
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