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#27973 12-Nov-2008 23:35
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Hi all,

I'm having problems copying files from a flash drive to my computer's hard drive. When I try to copy the files, it says "Cannot copy: The parameter is incorrect."

Anyone know what's going on? The files aren't corrupted or anything. I can open them and they work. Anyone know?

I'm running Windows XP. Also im trying to copy files via USB - PCI convertor.

Thanks.

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  #177683 13-Nov-2008 06:10
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How big is the file? Is the flash drive formatted FAT32?

 
 
 

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  #177696 13-Nov-2008 08:36
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The files are video files and are only 700mb or so.

I am just copying them like, ctrl C and ctrl V....from the flash drive to the harddrive.

I have also tried copying some appz files and they copied fine without any problem, (prob becos they are very small files or something).

I have another computer and i have also put the USB - PCI convertor in that computer and tried copying those files and same error comes up.

Do you think it could the convertor? Its a new one and only bought it like 1month ago.

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  #177705 13-Nov-2008 08:53
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hmm just thinking it could be a corrupted image, are you able to view the movie off your drive?



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  #177715 13-Nov-2008 09:42
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Yes i can view the movie without any problem and i have copied the movie to work computer without issues. Its just at the home computer.
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  #177720 13-Nov-2008 09:51
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Check the event viewer for any error messages that might give more of a clue?

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  #177722 13-Nov-2008 09:59
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Sorry what do you mean by event viewer?
Do you mean by clicking on more info, to see wat type of error and so on?

In the error i get, their is no more information or tabs on it to click. And by the way, once i click on the error saying OK.

I cant see any files in the flash drive after that and i also cant use the flash drive.
I need to pull it out and plug the flash drive back to recognise by windows and only then i can see the files in it and try copy it again.

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  #177723 13-Nov-2008 10:00
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Perhaps try renaming the file to a smaller name?

If it fails then we know it's a problem with file name - you can then rename it using the old 8.3 convention commands.

Let us know if you can rename the file as it is first.





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  #177730 13-Nov-2008 10:17
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groovy: Hi all,

I'm having problems copying files from a flash drive to my computer's hard drive. When I try to copy the files, it says "Cannot copy: The parameter is incorrect."

Anyone know what's going on? The files aren't corrupted or anything. I can open them and they work. Anyone know?

I'm running Windows XP. Also im trying to copy files via USB - PCI convertor.

Thanks.


Go Start>Run Command.com

copy e:\*.* c:\*.* (assuming your flashdrive is being assigned the e:\ drive alias)

open explorer and have a look in you root directory,- This assumes you have admin privs on the machine you are using, you can do it with standard user privs but you will need to know what your user login directory is called and its path.

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  #177736 13-Nov-2008 10:46
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freitasm:

Perhaps try renaming the file to a smaller name?

If it fails then we know it's a problem with file name - you can then rename it using the old 8.3 convention commands.

Let us know if you can rename the file as it is first.



Yes i can rename the files and the filename are just normal alphabatical charactors only, no symbols and so on.
I can even copy some weird filename as well.

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  #177741 13-Nov-2008 10:54
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groovy: Sorry what do you mean by event viewer?
Do you mean by clicking on more info, to see wat type of error and so on?

In the error i get, their is no more information or tabs on it to click. And by the way, once i click on the error saying OK.

I cant see any files in the flash drive after that and i also cant use the flash drive.
I need to pull it out and plug the flash drive back to recognise by windows and only then i can see the files in it and try copy it again.

I mean from "Computer Management" in "Administrative Tools" (maybe in Control Panel) or right-click Manage on "My Computer" there's an event viewer which mightl give you additional helpful info (Event ID etc).  Probably under System, or maybe Application, I'm not sure.

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