Removable USB Flash drive problem

When I try to copy the document on USB removable Flash disk, then suddenly a display showing: failed to copy... (name of the file). Failed to create the directory or file.

I'll aprecite your help.


Looks like you are trying to copy a folder in a location that is marked as a system file.  Try to make a folder inside your "My Documents" folder, and then copy into that.  If this does not work, please indicate the details of what you are trying to copy and where you try to copy in.

I hope this helps.  Good luck.

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