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19-Oct-2005, 09:01 AM #1
Solved: [Solved] Not Enough Free Disk Space - but there is!
I am trying to transfer a 4GB file to my external hard drive, which is said to have (under My Computer) 46.3GB free. It keeps giving me a "Cannot copy file... not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free up space then try again"... error.

I've rebooted, and I am sure there is more than 4GB free on the hard drive. Any ideas? Is there some max size for a file that you can transfer to a hard drive? I've never heard of that.. but I guess anything is possible.

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19-Oct-2005, 11:47 AM #2
How is the disk formatted, Fat32 or NTFS? Fat32 has a file size limit of 4gb - 1 byte according to this:


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...c_fil_tdrn.asp
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19-Oct-2005, 03:18 PM #3
Thanks for that link! That's the problem: It is a Fat32 partition. Now to figure out how to break up the file
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19-Oct-2005, 05:25 PM #4
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Thanks for that link! That's the problem: It is a Fat32 partition. Now to figure out how to break up the file
Why don't you just convert the partition to NFTS?
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19-Oct-2005, 07:37 PM #5
If you do convert, there may be a caveat to consider:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php
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