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Hmm, mp3s don't want to budge...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by drivethru, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. drivethru

    drivethru Thread Starter

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    I'm attempting to move some mp3s from my flatmate's computer to mine, via a 4gb memory stick. I've been allowed to move some, but they suddenly started saying "cannot copy [filename]: the directory or file cannot be created". They're all comlete files, I've error-checked the memory stick, I can open them and move them to other folders on the same drive, i can delete them, which makes me think it's the memory stick. Please can anyone help?:(
     
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    Oh, I'm on XP. Thanks!
     
  3. endfro

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    Are you trying to move them to a directory tree that is long, and has a lot of characters in the folders?

    including the c:\ windows can only use 255 characters for a file name.


    so c:\WINDOWS\PRETENDthisIS255CHARACTERS\FILENAME.FILE would be too long (provided pretendThisIs255Characters is actually that long. =] )
     
  4. drivethru

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    no, there are none that long... since i posted the message, i've discovered that i can't put anything on the memory stick, i was trying to download a file from a website, clicked save as, and it said something along the lines of "destination drive full" and referred to it as drive u: ... It's actually drive f: and there's 3.5 gig left on it! Confused i am
     
  5. endfro

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    I am confused too. Have you properly disconnected the drive, rebooted and reconnected the drive? Reconnect it upon logging in I mean.
     
  6. drivethru

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    i've not tried that, shall give it a go... thanks!
     
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