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0x800700B7: Cannot create a file when that file already exists RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all,

    I'm trying to setup a sync between my local pictures disk and a network folder. The run ends with a lot of messages like this:

    Error: Cannot write to the destination file. Cannot create a file when that file already exists. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800700B7) Copying P:\<SOURCE>.JPG to W:\<DESTINATION>.JPG .

    The file in question does not exist "on the right side" however.

    Could this be because of the long paths (the source file is 63 characters long, inlcuding driveletter and file extention).

    Regards, Wilbert
    Monday, February 16, 2009 9:44 PM

Answers

  • I changed the setup completely. I've found a lot of posts on the internet about the buggy storage support of my router (Linksys WRT610N) and started experimenting a bit. I used to have different partiotions for the different file types I'd like to sync, and the drive connected to the router was formatted as NTFS. It seems the router does not like this.
    I reformatted the disk as FAT32 and let the router create one big partition. There, I created different folders for the different file types I'd like to sync and shared these over the network. Now, SyncToy does a great job in syncing the files. Just waiting for Linksys now to release better firmware for the router (or DD-WRT, whichever comes first).
    Saturday, March 7, 2009 10:42 AM

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  • Hi,
    this should not be caused by long paths, 63 characters should be OK, but i think maybe it caused by network issue.
    Have you ever tried to sync the <Source>.JPG again, or Sync <Source.>.JPG along to see what will happen?

    Thanks,
    Baoke
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 4:22 AM
  • I just ran another preview: no errors and 63 files that need updating.
    I then ran it for rea: 63 errors like previously stated. The target file does not exist though.


    Friday, February 20, 2009 11:52 PM
  • Okay, a new approach: I wiped the right side clean (no files exist there) and set up a "synchronize" action from left to right.
    Since right is clean, the tool should copy all files from left to right. A preview seems to support this: new files 10365, new dirs 146.
    When I click "run", I immediately get the message "Exception during run: the FileSyncProvider received an unexpected error while applying a synchronized change". Nothing is copied.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:57 PM
  • Try to set up another folder pair with the same source folder and a different target folder. Could you see if that works?

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:29 PM
  • I changed the setup completely. I've found a lot of posts on the internet about the buggy storage support of my router (Linksys WRT610N) and started experimenting a bit. I used to have different partiotions for the different file types I'd like to sync, and the drive connected to the router was formatted as NTFS. It seems the router does not like this.
    I reformatted the disk as FAT32 and let the router create one big partition. There, I created different folders for the different file types I'd like to sync and shared these over the network. Now, SyncToy does a great job in syncing the files. Just waiting for Linksys now to release better firmware for the router (or DD-WRT, whichever comes first).
    Saturday, March 7, 2009 10:42 AM