I have an external hd that is formatted fat32, and was formatted on a windows machine. Anyhow, whenever I try to backup my user folder it gives me two errors. First it says that some items cannot be copied, and if I archive it I can get around this error. THE SECOND error I cannot get around. It tells me that the certain file names are too long or contain characters the disk cannot display. WHENEVER I try to backup anything big, this is the response that I get. Its a external usb 2.0 hard drive, maxtor 160 gb, 7200 rpm.