File copy problem



Stephen Rees
07-10-2005, 01:34 AM
I am running XP Home with all of the available updates.
I have a partioned hard drive. C has 15.9GB free F has 18.5GB free. Both
partitions have been defragmented.

I need to move a 4GB file from F to C but I get an error message.

"Cannot copy [filename]. There is not enough free disk space"

and it then suggests deleting files.

I get the same message when trying to move the file (instead of copying)
and no matter what technique I try.



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Star Fleet Admiral Q
07-10-2005, 01:34 AM
What file format is C: using? FAT32? If so, then your 4GB file may be just
a tad over 4GB, thus too big for a single file on a FAT32 file system. I
would assume the F: is formatted with the NT file system (NTFS), as it
resides there already, and can support single files larger than 4GB.

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"Stephen Rees" <srees@nospamshaw.ca> wrote in message
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>I am running XP Home with all of the available updates.
> I have a partioned hard drive. C has 15.9GB free F has 18.5GB free. Both
> partitions have been defragmented.
>
> I need to move a 4GB file from F to C but I get an error message.
>
> "Cannot copy [filename]. There is not enough free disk space"
>
> and it then suggests deleting files.
>
> I get the same message when trying to move the file (instead of copying)
> and no matter what technique I try.
>
>
>
> --
> Stephen Rees

Stephen Rees
07-10-2005, 01:34 AM
"Star Fleet Admiral Q"
<Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com> wrote in
news:#9L2DA3eFHA.892@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:

> What file format is C: using? FAT32? If so, then your 4GB file may
> be just a tad over 4GB, thus too big for a single file on a FAT32 file
> system. I would assume the F: is formatted with the NT file system
> (NTFS), as it resides there already, and can support single files
> larger than 4GB.
>

Yup that's it

F is NTFS, C is FAT32

Thank you!

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Stephen Rees


File copy problem