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Flash drive destination folders all corrupted

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iggj
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Flash drive destination folders all corrupted

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I am trying to use 64Gb flash drives (sticks) as backup destinations. I have set up 6 backups from various sources and combined them into a group. Run individually, they work fine, but running as a group produces almost total folder corruption. All the top-level folders are created OK, but the sub-folders are all wrong - mainly replications of the top-level folder names. In total, only 2 sub-folders, out of a total of around 16, actually got written to the drive (but duplicated several times and containing incorrect sub-folders in all except one case).
When I check the individual job logs, they indicate that every folder and file has been copied correctly from left to right - but they just are not on the destination drive.
This is NOT a SyncBack problem specifically - I have encountered similar problems with other backup software (which is why I am evaluating SyncBack). The only way I have been able to get a multiple (group) backup to work (with other software; not yet tested with SyncBack) is to reformat the flash drive as NTFS instead of FAT; unfortunately, this reformat has only worked (so far) one one particular brand and model of stick; the format fails on every other one I've tried.
Has anyone encountered this problem and found a resolution?
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