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File explorer doesn't copy directory tree to network drive

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  • I have an external hard drive hooked up to Windows 10 laptop over ethernet. It shows as \\10.0.10.10\share. I can copy directory tree structures from this drive to local folders on my desktop. However, when drag and drop or copy and paste directory structure from local folder to the network drive, it only creates top level directory and doesn't copy anything else. Same problem happens when I map it as a network drive to a letter, e.g. "P:".

    When mounted as a letter drive, it also shows "FAT32" as the file system type. Could that be a problem? How do I fix that?

    It works flawlessly on a Windows 7 desktop connected to same external drive.

    Thank you,

    DPD

    Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi, 

    I recommend that we try Robocopy command to do so: 

    ROBOCOPY C:\Temp1 \\Networkshare\Temp3 /E


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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 2:18 PM
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  • Does it displays any errors?

    Check event viewer and see whether is there any event associate with this problem?

    Open start and search for Feedback and open Feedback App and report this issue.

    Sunday, April 3, 2016 5:17 PM
  • Hi, 

    I recommend that we try Robocopy command to do so: 

    ROBOCOPY C:\Temp1 \\Networkshare\Temp3 /E


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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 2:18 PM
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