Dealing With 0x80070052 Stop Error

What is "Stop 0x80070052” or the directory or file cannot be created?

0x80070052 is a Windows error code that pops up when files are being copied from the system to a USB Flash drive. This error occurs when the system only copies  a few files instead of copying all the files to the USB drive.

Operating Systems that may generate the 0x80070052 error are:

  • Win Vista 32 Home
  • Win Vista 32 Home Premium
  • Win Vista Business
  • Win Vista Ultimate

Causes of the 0x80070052 error:

This error can be caused due to a variety of reasons. The most common reasons are listed below:

  • Directory or file name already exists on the USB.
  • The directory path cannot be found on the drive.
  • Not enough disk space on the USB.
  • The file or the directory name contains unacceptable characters.
  • The USB drive may not be formatted properly.

How to fix error 0x80070052

If any one of the above causes is true, you can solve the problem using the steps given below:

Directory or file name already exists on the USB: If the file or a directory name that is being copied already exists on the USB drive, the system can generate the following error. To resolve the issue, try to make a new folder on the USB drive and copy the directory or files to the new folder.

The directory path cannot be found: If there is a loose connection between the USB and the motherboard, the system will be unable to detect the USB. In this case, the system will generate the 0x80070052 error. To resolve this issue you can reconnect the USB drive or connect it to another USB port on the system.

There is not enough Disk Space on the USB: If the file being copied is bigger than the space available on the USB drive then the ‘directory or file cannot be created’ error is generated. To resolve this, you can either delete the files on the USB to create more space or copy only the files the USB drive can hold.

The file or the directory name contains unacceptable characters: If the files or the directory carries special characters like ©, § then the USB drive generates errors on a Windows system. To resolve this issue, you can change the name of the directory or file on the USB driver first and then try to copy it to the system.

The USB drive is not formatted properly: If the USB drive is not formatted correctly, then copying files to the USB can generate the errors. To resolve the issue, you can format the USB drive again. To achieve this, perform the following steps:

  • Backup all the data from the USB drive to the system.
  • Double-click on My Computer to enter into Windows Explorer.
  • Right-click on the USB drive and select Format.
  • Select FAT32 in the File system list.
  • Click Start.
  • Click OK to start the formatting process.
  • Click OK after the format is completed.

These above steps will format the USB drive and will help you in transferring the data.