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Vista can't copy folder properties to new location?

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Vista can't copy folder properties to new location?

  • When I try to copy folder to usb drive, and my e520 computer pop up a warning " are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties? The folder has properties that cannot be copied to the new location." if I kick yes, it can copy the folder content.

    And I try all other folder also have the same warning! even empty floder.

    I wonder anyone know how to fit it ?


    -Inspiron 8500:
    Windows XP Pro
    P4 2.5Ghz
    60gig Ultra ATA HD
    64MB NVIDIA GeForce FX Go4200
    100Mb Ethernet
    15.4" Wide Aspect Ultrasharp WUXGA

    -Dimension E520:
    Windows Vista Business
    Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 Ghz
    256MB NVIDIA GeForce(R) 7300LE
    250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    2GB NECC Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz SDRAM
    22" Entry Wide Screen Flat Panel LCD Monitor
    BIOS DM061 2.4.0

  • The USB drive must be formatted NTFS for Windows to copy the properties of the file.


    Properties are stored as metadata in what is called a "Alternate Data Stream" attached to the file, and cannot be copied to a FAT partition, only NTFS.


    It is a limitation of the FAT file system.


    You can convert the FAT partition to NTFS without data loss, but always back up data before doing so.