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False error - "not enough disk space" durring transfer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lightnb, Sep 3, 2005.

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  1. lightnb

    lightnb Thread Starter

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    I am attempting to transfer all of the files form an NTSF 250 GB external drive to an empty FAT32 250 GB internal drive via USB.

    I keep getting an error message that says "Cannot copy (filename): There is not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again. To free space on the drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click Disk Cleanup".

    This is not true though, as the destination drive has more than enough space for the transfer.
     
  2. Jbirk

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    You cannot transfer all the files because many will be in use...

    You will ned to make a drive image with a program like Ghost, or you can even use its drive copy feature.

    It will be cake to copy an entire drive.
     
  3. lightnb

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    I don't see how they could be in use... no programs are running that may be accessing them...

    neither of the two drives is my windows drive.

    the small ones transfer fine, but the bigger ones cause problems... these are video files that are larger than 2 GB.
     
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