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File creation error - The system cannot find the path specified.

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  • Hi Folks,

    I'm trying to copy the subcontents of a folder off one USB hard drive to another using Command Prompt. The command I used was H:\>xcopy "Extensive Music Collection" /s /e /y G:. Below is one of the files it could not copy during the process along with the error message after the process terminated.

     Extensive Music Collection\Music Materials\¿ Guitar\Guitar Techniques - Collecti
    on Vol.2\(Guitar Techniques) 2003-10 Guitar Gym Part 17 - Combining Sweeps With
    Legato\Guitar Gym Part 17 - Combining Sweeps With Legato (Mp3 And Tab)\51 - Exer
    cise 1 (slow).mp3
    File creation error - The system cannot find the path specified.

    Hope anyone can shed some light on how to resolve this issue, your feedback would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Timbuctoo

    Saturday, September 04, 2010 11:05 PM

Answers

  • The only method to fix this issue was to rename each folder containing more than 12 characters to less than 12 characters and to move the folder containing the subfolders over to the other drive. 
    • Marked as answer by RocknRollTim Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:39 PM
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:39 PM

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  • Please guys, if anyone can help me with my enquiry whether it's creating a batch file for copying these type of files or whether it's advice on how to manually copy these type of files using Command Prompt with the xcopy or other equivalent commands.

    Many thanks,

    Timbuctoo

    Sunday, September 05, 2010 9:20 PM
  • The only method to fix this issue was to rename each folder containing more than 12 characters to less than 12 characters and to move the folder containing the subfolders over to the other drive. 
    • Marked as answer by RocknRollTim Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:39 PM
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:39 PM