0x80070052 Windows 7 Issue Solved Finally

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I want to copy a number of pictures to my flash drive. I have around 400 pictures and enough free space on the drive. I created a new folder on the drive so that I can keep these pictures segregated. When I start copying, I find that all pictures are not copying and I am getting a 0x80070052 windows 7 error. Is my SD Card broken?

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0x80070052 Windows 7 Issue Solved Finally

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0x80070052 Windows 7 error is related to copying items on flash storage devices. After a certain number, you are unable to create new folders and copy any new items on your flash storage. At the same time, you see that there is ample free space in the device. Don’t worry, your storage device is not broken.

The 0x80070052 Windows 7 error often indicated the limitations of the file format of the flash storage device you are using. Your device may be FAT, FAT32 etc. In your case, in order to continue copying all the pictures, you need to format your flash drive and select FAT32 as the file format before formatting it. This should solve your problem and let you copy all the items you want in the folder you just created.

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0x80070052 Windows 7 Issue Solved Finally

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Error code “0x80070052” is related to the number of files stored in the root directory. If you are copying files from your hard drive to an SD card, you probably hit the limit of the maximum number of files that can be stored in the root directory. By default, an SD card is formatted with FAT file system.

To increase compatibility, you can format it with FAT32 file system using your computer since NTFS is not allowed by default. But if you store too many files in the root directory of the drive, formatting it with FAT32 will not help.

As a workaround, create a subfolder or subfolders in your SD card and move your files from the root of your SD card to the subfolder you created. With FAT32, the maximum number of files a subfolder can hold is set to 65,534. There is a difference between the root directory and subdirectory or subfolder and the root directory has certain limitations.

On the other hand, if you are copying to an external hard drive, format the drive using the NTFS file system.

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