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I bought my first thumb drive, its a SANDISK Cruzer 2gb

and I went into the sandisk options and formatted it because i didnt want all that stuff on there.


i went to copy Music from my HD to the thumb and it stopped and said "Couldnt create file or folder"

it stopped at 605mb.

I tried another thumb drive (the exact same model and brand) and it did the same thing.

I have even tried OTHER songs and it always comes up with the error at 605mb


any idea what is going on?
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post #2 of 9
Have you tried either of those drives on another computer? It's possible that the registry entries for that model got corrupted in some way on your computer. I'm not sure if the formatting had anything to do with it; I've owned several thumb drives and have never once formatted one.
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Well it came with a U3 console, and in the settings it said to uninstall the included software like avast virus scanner and Skype... and i said to format.
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Ahh...the U3 throws a bit of a wrench into things. When you formatted it, did it show up as the full 2 GB in Windows? I'm not quite sure how they structure the drive, if at all, to handle the U3 stuff.
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post #5 of 9
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Yea it showed full 2 GB, 0 bytes used.


I figured it out, but I cant understand it


if I copy 2gb of music to the thumb only 605mb copy, no matter what songs.


BUT when I make a folder on the thumb such as "Music" and copy all the music into MUSIC folder... I can copy the FULL 2gb.


so I cant copy 2gb into the g:/ I need to make a folder?

odd


can anyone explain this?
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post #6 of 9
Ahh...the problem is not likely the amount of space but rather the number of files in the root directory. I ran into this problem recently with a coworker. He was trying to create a large number of files on the root directory of his thumb drive, and he was getting a permissions error. When we moved those files into a directory, the problem went away. Between his experience and yours, it's pretty safe to say that there apparently is a relatively low file limit in the root directory of thumb drives for some reason.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Taeric View Post
Ahh...the problem is not likely the amount of space but rather the number of files in the root directory. I ran into this problem recently with a coworker. He was trying to create a large number of files on the root directory of his thumb drive, and he was getting a permissions error. When we moved those files into a directory, the problem went away. Between his experience and yours, it's pretty safe to say that there apparently is a relatively low file limit in the root directory of thumb drives for some reason.
wierd someone should investigate this and find out if it's just certain brands or whatnot and write a FAQ
post #8 of 9
Did that coworker also have U3 on his thumb drive? I hated U3 it slowed everything on my thumb drive down. I would remove it and try again. You have to download the remove U3 application off their site to get rid of it.
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post #9 of 9
The one I saw it happen on was a Kingston (not a U3 drive), and the one here is a Sandisk. I'll try it out on a third brand next week and see if I get similar results.
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