The parameter is incorrect when adding files

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The parameter is incorrect when adding files

Post by lbauer » Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:30 pm

When adding files with the SOS GUI Client, garbage characters appear instead of the drive letter, and "The parameter is incorrect" error is reported.

This error message is generated if there is only one drive letter in a user's system (only the c: drive, for instance). If there is more than one drive (both c: and d: for example) then the sos command ctrl+a or Add command works properly.

If you have a second drive that is a removeable drive, placing the drive back in its bay will resolve the problem.

Or, if you have only one drive, the workaround is to use a command such as: "subst d: c:\" so the machine appears to have both c: and d: drives.
Linda Bauer
Technical Support Manager

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