Copy out of space??


S

Scott

I am using Windows 2000 Professional and I am trying to
copy a file from one drive to another. I keep getting
an "There is not enough space on the disk." message, even
though there is 25 gig available!! The file I am trying
to copy is 5.7 gig (it is a backup file), but that
shouldn't matter, right?

I have tried dragging and dropping, using the CMD shell
to 'Copy' and 'Xcopy'. Nothing works.

Does anybody have any ideas on this?????

Thanks!
 
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S

Scott

In the way of further info, the source drive is NTFS,
destination is FAT32.
 
P

Phil Barila

Scott said:
I am using Windows 2000 Professional and I am trying to
copy a file from one drive to another. I keep getting
an "There is not enough space on the disk." message, even
though there is 25 gig available!! The file I am trying
to copy is 5.7 gig (it is a backup file), but that
shouldn't matter, right?

I have tried dragging and dropping, using the CMD shell
to 'Copy' and 'Xcopy'. Nothing works.

Does anybody have any ideas on this?????

Thanks!
Are you trying to copy it onto a FAT32 volume? If so, you are exceeding the
FAT32 filesize limit, which is 2 GB.

Phil
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Philip D. Barila Windows DDK MVP
Seagate Technology, LLC
(720) 684-1842
As if I need to say it: Not speaking for Seagate.
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Phil Barila

Scott said:
In the way of further info, the source drive is NTFS,
destination is FAT32.
Thank you for providing the answer to the problem. As I mentioned in my
other reply, FAT32 filesize is limited to 2 GB. You'll have to make the
destination volume NTFS also.

Phil
--
Philip D. Barila Windows DDK MVP
Seagate Technology, LLC
(720) 684-1842
As if I need to say it: Not speaking for Seagate.
E-mail address is pointed at a domain squatter. Use reply-to instead.
 

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