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Solved: "not enough free disk space"

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  1. face1

    face1 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to copy a 9gig video file to my Seagate external USB 2 drive for back-up.
    The drive has 140gig available, but I keep getting the "not enough free disk space" warning when I try to move it and it will not allow it to be copied.
    What am I missing? is it a format thing?
     
  2. bonk

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    Is it formatted in Fat32 or NTFS?

    Fat32 can only accept 4 gb

    Change the file system to NTFS if it is Fat32.
     
  3. face1

    face1 Thread Starter

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    thanks,
    i had a feeling about that.
    never reformatted before. could you give me a quick how to?
    thanks again
     
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    face1 Thread Starter

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    also...any potential problems on XP with this?
     
  5. bonk

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    Open Command Prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.


    In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

    So if the drive letter is D then type D: /fs:ntfs then press enter.

    No problems with XP with this and no loss of files.
     
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