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What does this pop up mean?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ryrhino, Apr 16, 2015.

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  1. ryrhino

    ryrhino Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2013
    When I try to copy this photo from pc hard drive to flash drive I got this pop up. I do not know what this pop up means. Please tell me how to fix this issue. If I need to reformat the flash drive does that delete everything that is currently on it? When checking the properties of the flash drive it is not showing as full. Windows 8.1 64 bit. Thanks for your time and help.



    When I tried to make a new folder on the flash drive this pop up showed

  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    It means what it says.
    Any drive that is formatted as FAT is limited to the number of files that can be stored in the root (as in top level) directory.
    That limit does not apply to any sub directory so it is suggesting you create and use a sub directory.

    Don't panic though since it is easy to create a sub directory and move the entries. It should be able to do this quite quickly since the files themselves do not get moved; it is just the folder entries that do.

    It is like a library saying that their main indexing system is full and to please use that other index instead. Only the index cards would be moved, the books themselves will remain in the same place on the shelves.
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