Re: Can't copy "large" file in Vista!
"Ptero" <Ptero@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for replying.
> My disk is in NTFS format. And my file is less than 4GB.
> I restarted my compter, but it didn't work.
> Then I restarted it again, it worked normally. That's weird.
> "Michael Palumbo" wrote:
>> "Ptero" <Ptero@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > When I was trying to copy a file of 20MB to D:\ from E:\, Vista poped
>> > out
>> > a
>> > dialog saying that there is not enough disk space. However, I have
>> > about
>> > 30GB
>> > free on my disk! I can't copy any file larger than 20MB. How to solve
>> > this?
>> Is the destination drive formatted FAT32?
>> If it is, there's your answer, FAT32 can't have files on it that are
>> than 4 gigabytes, that's the ceiling.
>> Unfortunately Windows won't tell you this in the error message, it will
>> the error you're seeing, "not enough space to . . ."
>> You can convert the drive to NTFS, this will allow the large files to be
>> saved to the drive, but if it's a removable drive, or if it's shared with
>> any OS(s) that can't read NTFS you will lose access to the drive from
>> operating systems.
I did state in another post that I'm partially blind, so I'm going to use
that as an excuse . . . <wink>
I read the 20MB as 20GB like a dope . . .
Run chkdsk on the drive and see if any errors are reported, this can cause
out of space errors to pop up sometimes.