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I purchased a 64gb USB flash drive to backup my files, movies, pics, etc. So, I upgraded to Windows 8 and am trying to move some of these files back.. Keep in mind some of these are large video files of 1 - 7 gigs in size. Anyway, here is the issue. While copying the files I get an error message saying the destination no longer exists.. I'm trying to copy the video files to my Videos library folder.. I have had success copying single files but that will take me forever.. Here is the popup I get..

[img]http://i.imgur.com/2JxcY.png[/img]

Should I try moving to my C drive and then move to their final distiations??

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Is the flash drive formatted NTFS? Fat32 can only have 4 gig files. There's your problem! :)

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[quote name='Tyler R.' timestamp='1351454284' post='595279621']
Is the flash drive formatted NTFS? Fat32 can only have 4gb files. There's your problem! :)
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[quote name='The Teej' timestamp='1351454559' post='595279633']
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Corrected my post too. Thanks for that. :)
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The files are already on the USB drive... The flash drive is formatted NTFS ... I'm trying to get the files from the flash drive to my hard drive.. I'm using an Asus K53E Laptop ... All these files were on this computer while I was on Windows 7 ... but moved to Windows 8 and I can't get them back on the hard drive.. Keeps tell me the destination does not exist.. Also.. from testing, I can move each file individually .. but if I grab the folder that has all of them inside I get the error message..

Edit:: I tried with individual files... was working, but once I got into the larger files, over 4 gigs, same error... What the heck!! Never had this issue with Windows 7 ..

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[quote name='frankGawd4Eva' timestamp='1351455370' post='595279657']
The files are already on the USB drive... The flash drive is formatted NTFS ... I'm trying to get the files from the flash drive to my hard drive.. I'm using an Asus K53E Laptop ... All these files were on this computer while I was on Windows 7 ... but moved to Windows 8 and I can't get them back on the hard drive.. Keeps tell me the destination does not exist.. Also.. from testing, I can move each file individually .. but if I grab the folder that has all of them inside I get the error message..

Edit:: I tried with individual files... was working, but once I got into the larger files, over 4 gigs, same error... What the heck!! Never had this issue with Windows 7 ..
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That's goofy. Is it just with those particular files or anything you try to transfer?

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[quote name='Tyler R.' timestamp='1351460121' post='595279869']
That's goofy. Is it just with those particular files or anything you try to transfer?
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One specific file that kept failing I transferred that to my older Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 and it failed... different error though.. [quote]"An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem. Error 0x800703EE: The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid[/quote]. ... WHAT?? Googling this error code sends me to Windows Backup errors.. The files are fine, I can play the videos from the USB drive.. just can't get them off the flash drive...

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I sometimes get this with my USB converters. I have to unplug, then replug it, then retry the copy. No idea why this happens, but i'd go with bad cable or some sort of interference.

It doesn't explain why it's happening to you on Win8 though. :/

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I'm lost.. and annoyed to be honest.. LoL.. One thing I also noticed, while I'm watching videos via the USB drive it will lock up.. then force me to force close the application I'm using to view the video, then acts like it was unplugged then plugged back in.. It's a PNY Attache 64GB Metal Flash Drive.. On the back of the package I found P-FDU64G/APPMT-GES3 but can't find any specific information about it.. Also, if I try to scan the drive for errors, says it's write-protected ... I'm lost!!


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Also, if I right-click a file to move instead of copy.. I don't have that option...

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Try blowing out the USB plug. It might be dusty.
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Windows copy sucks. Use robocopy in a cmd prompt.

Robocopy source destination /e

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Yes, try an alternative such as 'Copy Handler' or 'Tera Copy'.

Failing that, perhaps you could just re-download the videos? ;)

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I was going to mention TeraCopy as well. Haven't tried it on Win8, but I install on every new install of Windows XP and 7.

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I'll give it a shot.. but right now the bigger issue is the "write protected" crap.. There is no switch that I can find for me to set this, and I don't remember setting this anywhere.. As soon as I bought it, I formatted to NTFS and moved files..

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TeraCopy seems to be helping.. I have my personal movies and files over.. so if I lose the rest they can easily be replaced.. So, this drive being Write Protected.. what can I do? I didn't make it this way, that I know of...

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"Videos library folder"

What specific folder is that? Or are you trying to copy to your library? Which has many location listed in it?

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When I've gotten that error on flash drives, "most" of the time I've had to just trash it. Never could get them to work correctly.

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^ what?? :blink:

His files are located on his 64GB flash, and he is putting the files back on the HDD of his desktop after he upgraded it to win8.

Now the copy process is saying his "destination" is no longer available -- his desktop HDD, this is not that the system is not reading his flash - that would be "source" of the copy. Not destination. He is not putting files ON his flash, he is pulling files off his flash.

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1351611282' post='595284619']
^ what?? :blink:

His files are located on his 64GB flash, and he is putting the files back on the HDD of his desktop after he upgraded it to win8.

Now the copy process is saying his "destination" is no longer available -- his desktop HDD, this is not that the system is not reading his flash - that would be "source" of the copy. Not destination. He is not putting files ON his flash, he is pulling files off his flash.
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I have all my files.. Now the drive won't let me format it .. "Write Protected" ... Not sure what happened but there is no specific setting I can find to fix that.

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1351611282' post='595284619']
^ what?? :blink:

His files are located on his 64GB flash, and he is putting the files back on the HDD of his desktop after he upgraded it to win8.

Now the copy process is saying his "destination" is no longer available -- his desktop HDD, this is not that the system is not reading his flash - that would be "source" of the copy. Not destination. He is not putting files ON his flash, he is pulling files off his flash.
[/quote] Its the sign of a failing flash drive, Usually seen this happen on cheaper quality flash drives. There are a million possible issues but I'm betting this on a flash drive issue.

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Either that or a USB driver issue (if you are using USB3).

In particular it's common on AMD chipsets with USB3 native.

I'm not sure if this is the case, but it's a possibility. Plug it into another machine and see if you can format it :)

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It is write protected on every computer I have and have tested in other locations.. I haven't found a solution than to get my money back.. but it has my files on it.. some financial and personal.. Including my mothers social security retirement information I do for her.. I hate to return this to a big-box store and they simply turn around and sell it again... I don't trust them..

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[quote name='frankGawd4Eva' timestamp='1351825682' post='595291135']
I have all my files.. Now the drive won't let me format it .. "Write Protected" ... Not sure what happened but there is no specific setting I can find to fix that.
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it happens with me too. I had 32 GB usb stick. then I formated it using disk management(diskmgmt.msc) or using diskpart. it will work.
low cost usb drive larger than 8 GB is not successfull.

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[quote name='bodmas' timestamp='1351876079' post='595292187']
it happens with me too. I had 32 GB usb stick. then I formated it using disk management(diskmgmt.msc) or using diskpart. it will work.
low cost usb drive larger than 8 GB is not successfull.
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Won't let me do anything.. "Disk is write protected"

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try the following method. it should surely work:

[color=#a100ff][b][i]How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button or tab:[/i][/b][/color]

[b][i]1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on computer and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up (if windows8 then open run, and type [color=#ff0000]msconfig[/color][color=#000000] here please click [/color][color=#ff0000]boot[/color][color=#000000] tab and select '[/color][color=#ff0000]safe boot[/color][color=#000000]' with [/color][color=#b22222]minimal[/color][color=#000000] option only. click ok and reboot your system.)[/color]
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press Y and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick. [/i][/b]

[b][i]or, in this safe mode, use diskpart tool and try format it.[/i][/b]

[b][i]1. command prompt [/i][/b]
[b][i]2. diskpart[/i][/b]
[b][i]3. list disk[/i][/b]
[b][i]4. select disk 3 (assuming that your pendrive is disk 3)[/i][/b]
[b][i]5. clean[/i][/b]
[b][i]6. format fs=ntfs quick[/i][/b]

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