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Please help me copy "My Pictures" to flash drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kak, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. Kak

    Kak Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2005

    I have always backed up "My Pictures" to CD. I purchased a flash drive and I'm trying to back up, but can't get it to work properly.
    Here's what I'm doing..I insert the flash drive, (I've tried inserting before and after opening "my pictures" - which is correct??)
    I open My Pictures ( I have a ton of them) I chose the "select all" option,
    Then I right click on a picture and choose the "send to F drive". I also tried copying and pasting and copied many pictures, then all of a sudden I get the same message
    every time I try: "the directory or file cannot be created" and needs to close.

    Can someone please give me simple instructions and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks for your help.

    Window XP/sp2
  2. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    is a flash drive a usb mem stick?

    if yes:
    delete everything on the flash drive.

    hilight/select all from wherever the pics are located.

    drag to the location/folder/drive you select.
  3. Hughv


    Jul 22, 2006
    The drive may be full, or formatted in such a way that it can't duplicate your folder scheme. (Names too long?).
    Try this with the MS SynchToy, or try copying fewer files at a time, which may help identify which file//folder is problematic.
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Aong with Hughv's post, what is the capacity of the flash drive and what is the total size of the files you are attempting to copy?
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