I’m using Windows XP Home.
I have an archived copy of my favorite forum that is viewable offline.
The forum is www.oesf.org/forums/
This forum is about open embedded devices, specifically the Sharp Zaurus.
There is a folder in this archive that contains 31,097 files, called \index.php
These are all the links to the threads/topics/posts
I can copy this archive from one NTFS partition to another NTFS partition on my desktop PC with no problems.
My problem occurs when I try to copy this to a FAT32 formatted SD card or CF card.
This process of copying this archive to a memory card takes about 2-3 hours.
When the copy process gets to about 7/8 complete, I always get this error and copying stops.
“copy xxx.html failed: cannot create file or directory”
If I try to add just one more file to \index.php folder, I get the same error message.
Have I reached the limitations of FAT32?
Someone told me a FAT32 folder can contain 65,535 files.
There are only 23,811 files in the folder, but a lot of the filenames are really long.
Have I reached the limit of characters that a FAT32 folder can hold, even though I haven’t surpassed the 65,535 file limit?
I also get the same problem when trying to copy this archive to my 6GB hard drive on my Zaurus handheld.
I want to get this complete archive on my flash memeory or internal hard drive, so I can view the forum offline on my handheld.