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Ahto/Moon Software

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Posted - 12 February 2004 :  18:25:08  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage
You may see "There is not enough space on the disk" error message in log file. Usually that means exactly what it says -- you don't have enough free space on destination to copy the file.

However, sometimes you may see this message even destination has enough free space. That usually happens, when you are trying to copy a very large file to a FAT- or FAT32-formatted disk. Maximum file size FAT partition can create is 2GB and for FAT32 it is 4GB. For example, if you try to copy a 5GB file from an NTFS-formatted disk to a FAT32-formatted disk, this will fail with the very same error message, although there is enought free space left. Not sure why Windows does not give more precise error message about the real cause of the error. If you need to copy that large files, your destination must have NTFS format.
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