can't copy onto flash drive

January 14, 2006 at 20:29:22
Specs: win xp home, P4-2.6/512

I copied about 37mb onto my new PNY 256mb flash drive and all of the sudden I can't put any more files onto it. The computer still recognizes it, and I can delete files from it, so it's functioning except that it won't accept any more files. (I tried 1kb files, so I know they're not too big and I made sure they're not read only.) Why can't I put more files on it?

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#1
January 14, 2006 at 21:18:25

Would you care to say what the result of the attempted copy was?


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#2
January 14, 2006 at 21:30:46

"Error copying file or folder. Cannot copy [filename]: The directory or file cannot be created."

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#3
January 14, 2006 at 21:32:35

Try chkdsk on the flash drive.

Or right click properties>tools.



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#4
January 14, 2006 at 21:37:25

If it's using FAT16, there is a limit as to how many files & folders you can put in the root folder - 512 if LFNs aren't used, otherwise, less.

If that's the case, remove some files and create subfolders to use instead (no limit on their contents)

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#5
January 14, 2006 at 22:15:20

Okay. Creating subfolders solved it. I guess I had too many files. Thanks.

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#6
January 14, 2006 at 22:30:04

Usually you get some sort of file creation error, so it seemed that could be it.

Glad it all worked out

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