can not copy "There is not enough free disk space."

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I am trying to copy 4 gigs of data to a laptop that has 50gig free but keep
receiving an error can not copy There is not enough free disk space. Anyone
seen this before? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Form what filesystem to what filesystem?? If from NTFS (that can have big
    files) to FAT32 where max file size is~ 4GB? Or to FAT16 where the max file
    siza is even smaller??
    Or are there a lot of small files?


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    "JayMan" <JayMan@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    news:6C97D6F2-0F10-4CEC-A6A2-5126FFAC3A69@microsoft.com...
    > I am trying to copy 4 gigs of data to a laptop that has 50gig free but
    keep
    > receiving an error can not copy There is not enough free disk space.
    Anyone
    > seen this before? Any help would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Darn.. It looks like your on to something!

    One 4gig file From NTFS to Fat32.

    So it appears that I need to update the Fat32 to NTFS, correct? Ok now it’s
    been some time since I have had to do this. If I remember correctly when
    converting from fat32 to ntfs the conversion will format the drive and I will
    lose all info?

    This is a laptop that I have upgraded from Win2k to XP Pro. Im guessing that
    I missed the prompt to convert to NTFS?


    Thanks for your input.
    JayMan


    "Thomas Wendell" wrote:

    > Form what filesystem to what filesystem?? If from NTFS (that can have big
    > files) to FAT32 where max file size is~ 4GB? Or to FAT16 where the max file
    > siza is even smaller??
    > Or are there a lot of small files?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Tumppi
    > Reply to group
    > =================================================
    > Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
    > Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    > (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    > =================================================
    >
    >
    >
    > "JayMan" <JayMan@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    > news:6C97D6F2-0F10-4CEC-A6A2-5126FFAC3A69@microsoft.com...
    > > I am trying to copy 4 gigs of data to a laptop that has 50gig free but
    > keep
    > > receiving an error can not copy There is not enough free disk space.
    > Anyone
    > > seen this before? Any help would be much appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    You can use the "convert" command in a cmd prompt. Type convert/? to see the
    options.
    Neil
    "JayMan" <JayMan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4DA259E9-2491-43BD-83A2-35A58AC0E3D1@microsoft.com...
    > Darn.. It looks like your on to something!
    >
    > One 4gig file From NTFS to Fat32.
    >
    > So it appears that I need to update the Fat32 to NTFS, correct? Ok now it's
    > been some time since I have had to do this. If I remember correctly when
    > converting from fat32 to ntfs the conversion will format the drive and I
    > will
    > lose all info?
    >
    > This is a laptop that I have upgraded from Win2k to XP Pro. Im guessing
    > that
    > I missed the prompt to convert to NTFS?
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your input.
    > JayMan
    >
    >
    > "Thomas Wendell" wrote:
    >
    >> Form what filesystem to what filesystem?? If from NTFS (that can have big
    >> files) to FAT32 where max file size is~ 4GB? Or to FAT16 where the max
    >> file
    >> siza is even smaller??
    >> Or are there a lot of small files?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Tumppi
    >> Reply to group
    >> =================================================
    >> Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
    >> Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    >> (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    >> =================================================
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "JayMan" <JayMan@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    >> news:6C97D6F2-0F10-4CEC-A6A2-5126FFAC3A69@microsoft.com...
    >> > I am trying to copy 4 gigs of data to a laptop that has 50gig free but
    >> keep
    >> > receiving an error can not copy There is not enough free disk space.
    >> Anyone
    >> > seen this before? Any help would be much appreciated.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance.
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    convert ?: /fs:ntfs where ? is the drive letter you wish to convert. At
    least 15% free space needed

    It _SHOULDN'T_ destroy anything, but, better safe than sorry, make a backup
    anyway..

    (I image my HDs to an external FAT32 drive with Acronis TI8,and it parts
    them into 4GB (4 194 304 KB) chunks)

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    "JayMan" <JayMan@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    news:4DA259E9-2491-43BD-83A2-35A58AC0E3D1@microsoft.com...
    > Darn.. It looks like your on to something!
    >
    > One 4gig file From NTFS to Fat32.
    >
    > So it appears that I need to update the Fat32 to NTFS, correct? Ok now it'
    s
    > been some time since I have had to do this. If I remember correctly when
    > converting from fat32 to ntfs the conversion will format the drive and I
    will
    > lose all info?
    >
    > This is a laptop that I have upgraded from Win2k to XP Pro. Im guessing
    that
    > I missed the prompt to convert to NTFS?
    >
    >
    > Thanks for your input.
    > JayMan
    >
    >
    > "Thomas Wendell" wrote:
    >
    > > Form what filesystem to what filesystem?? If from NTFS (that can have
    big
    > > files) to FAT32 where max file size is~ 4GB? Or to FAT16 where the max
    file
    > > siza is even smaller??
    > > Or are there a lot of small files?
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Tumppi
    > > Reply to group
    > > =================================================
    > > Most learned on nntp://news.mircosoft.com
    > > Helsinki, Finland (remove _NOSPAM)
    > > (translations from FI/SE not always accurate)
    > > =================================================
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "JayMan" <JayMan@discussions.microsoft.com> kirjoitti viestissä
    > > news:6C97D6F2-0F10-4CEC-A6A2-5126FFAC3A69@microsoft.com...
    > > > I am trying to copy 4 gigs of data to a laptop that has 50gig free but
    > > keep
    > > > receiving an error can not copy There is not enough free disk space.
    > > Anyone
    > > > seen this before? Any help would be much appreciated.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance.
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
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