I'm copying a large directory structure from a web server to Windows.

This is not for the common reason that I need to install SMB 1.0/CIFS like so:

SMB 1.0 support

It appears this is a common error message with many different causes.


Check for duplicate names where only the case of the letters is different.

It turns out that I had two directories with the same name, only the case was different!


On Linux, these are different directories. On Windows, they shouldn't exist separately. Copying them from a Linux share caused this error.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.