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16-10-2002, 05:52 PM
I get the following error when moving or copying large (over 2GiG) Files

cannot create or replace (filename) parameter incorrect

Os Win98SE
fat32 file system

Babe Ruth
16-10-2002, 06:03 PM

From SafeHouse_Web_Site (http://www.pcdynamics.com/SafeHouse/Support.asp) comes the following:

"Error while copying large volume files.
There are some documented bugs in some versions of Windows that could affect your ability to freely copy or move large volume files. First, please know that SafeHouse volume files are ordinary disk files. As long as the volume is not currently mapped, you should be able to copy them or back them up just as you would for any other file. If you are using Windows 98 and receive the message "Cannot create or replace Filename: the parameter is incorrect", then the solution is to open a DOS box and perform the copy using the DOS copy command. This gets around the bug in the Explorer shell. There are also some problems on Windows 2000 (Microsoft Q259837) which are corrected in service pack 2. Finally, please be aware that the largest file possible on a FAT32 drive is 4GB. This is a theoretical limit and the only solution is to use the NTFS disk format that is native to NT/2000/XP."

Babe Ruth
16-10-2002, 06:07 PM

Also see Microsoft article Windows 98 Explorer Cannot Copy Large Files (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q318293)


Babe Ruth
16-10-2002, 06:08 PM

My apologies re your name hit the Post not the Preview button...

Babe. :8}

16-10-2002, 06:11 PM
Thanks Babe

Yes the dos copy is working while we speak

Many Thanks