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Windows 7: creating new partition, not enough free space but should be enough

27 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 
creating new partition, not enough free space but should be enough

I created a new partition of 50.0 MB on an external hard drive from unallocated space using the wizard. I want to copy into it files that total under 38.0 MB. 38.0 MB is listed as the free space in that partition. But when I send the files to that partition, i get a message saying that there is not enough free space.

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28 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

It looks like the partition you are trying to save the data to is labeled as 50 MB RAW and needs to be formatted NTFS for Windows to use it. The simplest thing to do might be to delete that RAW partition and create a new NTFS one. You can follow the steps in the tutorial below if you like.

Partition or Volume - Create New
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28 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

I tried that first. I had the same result. 38.0 GB but still did not have enough space. That's why I created it raw, to see the whole 50.0 GB. (and then I did make it NTFS). I tried changing the default setting to 512 MB and had the same result.
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28 Sep 2013   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

A pragmatic solution:
If it was me I wouldn't be creating small 50 GB partitions. I'd expand it to something larger (into some or all of the unallocated space to the right. Then just use folders to segregate specific data.
I find the free Partition Wizard far more flexible and easy to use compared with Windows Disk Management.
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28 Sep 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You need to check your math, the partition says it is 50MB not GB from your snips.
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28 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

Your reply got me to look at the sizes I'm trying to use. DUH!!
I've been trying to put approximately 38 GB into a partition of 38.0 MB.
Thanks for your reply, it got me to look.
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28 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No problem, glad I spotted it. I've done the same sort of things.
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