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  • I recently bought a new desktop with vista home premium.  For some reason when I copy music to USB flash drives, they dont have the capacity they are supposed to.  Its says say 1.86 gb free on a 2 gb drive, but i only get 800mb or less of space.  I get the error: 0x80070052 and the file cannot be created when i hit this "pseudo capacity".  This has happened to two different drives (Centon and HP, both new), one was able to use about half capacity, one less than a third.  Suggestions?  Is this related to SYNC?

    Thursday, September 4, 2008 12:07 AM

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  •  JHM90 wrote:

    I recently bought a new desktop with vista home premium.  For some reason when I copy music to USB flash drives, they dont have the capacity they are supposed to.  Its says say 1.86 gb free on a 2 gb drive, but i only get 800mb or less of space.  I get the error: 0x80070052 and the file cannot be created when i hit this "pseudo capacity".  This has happened to two different drives (Centon and HP, both new), one was able to use about half capacity, one less than a third.  Suggestions?  Is this related to SYNC?

     

    Some drives freak out when you try to exceed the allowable number of files in the root directory.

     

    In other words, lets say your external drive is drive F:\

     

    Are you putting the files in F:\ or in F:\Songs\

     

    When you are copying to those external drives, are you copying to the "root" directory of the drive or to a folder under the root of the drive?

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, September 4, 2008 5:15 PM
  • Hello,

     

    First please refer to the following webpage first.

     

    How to Fix Error 0X80070052 on USB Flash Drives

    http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2007/09/how-to-fix-error-0x80070052-on-usb-flash-drives/

     

    Reformat the cards into FAT32 or create subfolders and put your files into the folders. Either one of these should resolve your issue.

     

    It's nothing to do with the manufacturer of the drive itself as this issue plagues all FAT formatted devices. I've include links to some other documentation to back up what is listed.

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2343991&SiteID=17

     

    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-management/47458-unable-save-files-memory-stick-keep-getting-error-0x800700.html

     

    Hope it works!

    Friday, September 5, 2008 11:11 AM