N/APosted on - 07/09/2014
Recently I upgraded my Sony VAIO SVF1521BGXB laptop from windows 7 to windows 8.1. For that I used Kingston 64 GB USB drive.
I have formatted necessary drivers and files by using this USB. Now I have planned to move some of the movies which are located on USB to laptop Partition Drive D. But unable to copy and showing this error path not exist. What is this error indicated? I never get any type of issue with this USB before. After upgrading I faced this issue.
Is this issue related to USB or Windows 8? Can somebody help me to figure out what is the issue? Thanks a lot guys!
Getting error when trying to copy files from USB to the laptop
When you upgraded your laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, the C: drive has been reformatted so that it would fit with the Windows 8.1 standards.
The other partitions were left untouched, or deleted. But that doesn't mean that they can still be usable; not until you reformat them. The file system used by the Windows 8.1 operating system differs from Windows 7. It still recognizes the FAT32 and NTFS file system, but every time a new partition is created, it must also be formatted afterwards.
The solution is simple, please trace these next steps:
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Select your D: partition from the left side of the Windows Explorer program by right clicking on it.
3. A dropdown menu will appear. Select the Format option.
4. A new window will appear. Make sure that you do not touch anything else, but instead make sure that the file system will be NTFS, and not FAT32.
5. Uncheck the Quick Format option, and then press OK.
6. Wait for the format to complete.
After tracing all these steps, your D: drive will be ready to be written with any file you want.