file copy error

Posted on 2012-08-28
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Last Modified: 2012-09-12
I was trying to copy a folder from one hardrive to another and I got an error (see attached) on my Win Xp Pro.
Question by:biggynet
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by:John Hurst
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Is the error true (too long)?  Try renameing the folder to a shorter name and try again. You may also have to re-arrange folders to reduce depth if you have used very long names in the entire path.

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my folder name is /data
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John Hurst earned 2000 total points
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Then you need to check for long filenames (folder names) below /data. I have not seen that error except when the path or filename got too long.

Check the longest path in the folder "data" that you are trying to copy.

Also check to see if "data" is corrupted. Run chkdsk (without the fix parameter initially) to see if it reports errors in "data".

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by:John Hurst
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Thank you and I trust all is well now.
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