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Word Documents cannot be copied

By bldsm ·
Hi people

I have 2 PCs, one with Win98 and one Win2000. I regularly try and copy about 120 MS Word docs from my hard drive to my usb zip drive using Windows Explorer. Half way thru the list, usually exactlly half way, Explorer bombs out and gives an error message. The same thing happens all the time on both machines with the different word docs.

Both PCs have tons of RAM and high specs.

Help!

Thanks
Bruce

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by bob In reply to Word Documents cannot be ...

Did you make a note of the error message?

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by bldsm In reply to

Thanks for your help.

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by bldsm In reply to Word Documents cannot be ...

One said there was some sort of vague library error, and the win2000 just froze and needed the pc starting.

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Thanks for your help.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Word Documents cannot be ...

Hi

Have you checked My Computer to make sure that your USB drive is properly recognised? Also, have you checked Device Manager to make sure that USB is working properly? Can you use your USB zip drive in another computer? And, are you using the latest version of the software to install the zip drive?

Good luck

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by bldsm In reply to

Thanks for your help.

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by bldsm In reply to Word Documents cannot be ...

USB Zip drive is recognised and single or a few docs can be copied or moved ata time - not hundreds in one go. It has something to do with a limit set by the PC on copying documents. Like it will copy half the number - in this case 50 then crash every time. Even my home XP does it. It's like a limit the copying or moving function has built in. And in all PC the CPU and RAM is very powerful so that's not it.

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Thanks for your help.

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by willcomp In reply to Word Documents cannot be ...

This may seem a little on the "dumb question" side, but here goes. Does your Zip disk have enough capacity to hold all the files?

If enough space is available, try creating a folder on Zip disk and copying files to folder instead of root directory.

I don't remember ever seeing what root directory file limit is on a Zip drive, but that could be the problem. Also, long file names will reduce number of entries available.

Dalton

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by willcomp In reply to

Sorry about the double post.

Assume that Zip disk is FAT16 and has a limit of 512 8.3 file names in root directory. Would take far fewer using long file names.

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