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    External HDD

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    by ozi eagle ·

    Hi,
    I’ve just connected an external HDD, via USB.
    My W2K computer only allows 8 character file / folder names to this HDD.
    Is this normal?
    If not how can I fix it?

    Thanks

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    • #3350669

      Reply To: External HDD

      by softcorp.us ·

      In reply to External HDD

      Hello…

      I’ve seen this occur before with new USB drives. I don’t know the exact cause yet, but the solution that has always worked is to reformat the new drive on that computer. From that point onward it will mount correctly each time.

      If you cannot reformat due to existing data, try doing a safe unmount, power off, power on, remount.

      Did this resolve the problem in your case?

      —–Steve Jackson

      CEO/CSA
      Software Corporation (Softcorp)
      http://www.softcorp.us/probono
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      • #3350481

        Reply To: External HDD

        by ozi eagle ·

        In reply to Reply To: External HDD

        Hi Steve,

        Thanks, that seems to have solved the problem.

        Herb

    • #3350480

      Reply To: External HDD

      by ozi eagle ·

      In reply to External HDD

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