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Solved: Not enough free disk space error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by brainwave89, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

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    On a Compaq desktop running XP Home Edition w/ sp 3 I have a 250GB hard drive. When attempting to back-up the My Documents folder which has a total of 101GB of files I have no problem copying that information to a 320GB or 500GB external hard drive except for some files/folders in the My Videos folder.
    The total space in the My Videos folder is 69GB
    When I try to copy some files/folders from My Videos to either of the external hard drives that have plenty of free space I get the following:
    Error Copying File or Folder dialog box stating that "There is not enough free disk space".
    Why would I be getting that message when the drive where I am copying the data to has more than enough free space?
    O vay!
     
  2. Rick_in_Fla

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    The external drive are probably either FAT or FAT32. FAT has a file size limit of 2gb and FAT32 has a limit of 4gb.
     
  3. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

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    Rick, Bingo!
    Thanks for reminding me of that!
     
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