Computer help forum: Error Message: Cannot copy "xxxxxxxxxx:" The resulting file

by: TivoBoxBoy April 13, 2009 1:36 PM PDT

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Error Message: Cannot copy "xxxxxxxxxx:" The resulting file

by TivoBoxBoy - 4/13/09 1:36 PM

I tried to copy a folder from my C: drive to my external hard drive and got the following error message.

Error Message: Cannot copy "xxxxxxxxxx:" The resulting file name is too long. Specify a different file name.

This happened when I copied the folder from the C: drive to a folder on the external hard drive.

So.. I copied the folder to the drive E:\ not inside a folder and it worked. Then I copied the folder to the place where it was originally copied to... E:\Folder1\Folder2 and it worked.

External Hard drive = Western Digital Passport, 320GB, format NTFS
Windows XP operating system on desktop.

Does the error message mean that the file is too long, this seems like a wierd error and wonder if there really is another problem.

Why does it work if I copy the folder to the E:\ and THEN the folder inside?

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