Vista can't copy folder properties to new location?

When I try to copy folder to usb drive, and my e520 computer pop up a warning " are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties? The folder has properties that cannot be copied to the new location." if I kick yes, it can copy the folder content.

And I try all other folder also have the same warning! even empty floder.

I wonder anyone know how to fit it ?


-Inspiron 8500:
Windows XP Pro
P4 2.5Ghz
60gig Ultra ATA HD
64MB NVIDIA GeForce FX Go4200
100Mb Ethernet
15.4" Wide Aspect Ultrasharp WUXGA

-Dimension E520:
Windows Vista Business
Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13 Ghz
256MB NVIDIA GeForce(R) 7300LE
250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
2GB NECC Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz SDRAM
22" Entry Wide Screen Flat Panel LCD Monitor
BIOS DM061 2.4.0

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Re: Vista can't copy folder properties to new location?

The USB drive must be formatted NTFS for Windows to copy the properties of the file.


Properties are stored as metadata in what is called a "Alternate Data Stream" attached to the file, and cannot be copied to a FAT partition, only NTFS.


It is a limitation of the FAT file system.


You can convert the FAT partition to NTFS without data loss, but always back up data before doing so.


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