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External hard drive can no longer save on. Existing files not affected. Computer says "Cannot copy. The directory or file cannot be created." Thanks

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    Same thing happens to me, this is the 2nd time and last time I thought I'd have to reformat me hard drive-usually that's the problem, is the fact you may not have formatted it correct;ly in the beginning-but I did something like safely removing it and then fixing folders..

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