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Windows 7: Transilvanian arithmetic.

29 Dec 2014   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Transilvanian arithmetic.

I wanted to transfer a 12GB folder to a flash drive with 14GB free space. But the system told me that there was not enough space. How come ??


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29 Dec 2014   #2
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is it a large file (or set of large files), or is it a bunch of small files? Also, what is the filesystem on the source, and destination? It's possible that due to the number and size of the files, and the allocation tables, that there will actually be more space used on the destination when copying the data from the source.
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29 Dec 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nothing unusual. It's a VMware Player virtual system with those Properties>


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29 Dec 2014   #4
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So, it's a larger set of files with only a few folders - what's the source and destination file systems?
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29 Dec 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

What does the flash drive's Properties say it has for Space Available? If less than it should be I'd wipe it with Diskpart Clean All Command and do a full NTFS format.
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29 Dec 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Aha, I see where the problem is. The stick is Fat32 and the vmdk is 12GB. I did not think of that because I usually format in NTFS. Thanks for helping me out.
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29 Dec 2014   #7
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No worries - always glad when the problem resolution is obvious .
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30 Dec 2014   #8
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

If I may step in here with a side note. Whenever I get a new stick I format EXFAT. Seems to cover all the bases. Art.
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30 Dec 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
If I may step in here with a side note. Whenever I get a new stick I format EXFAT. Seems to cover all the bases. Art.
Never knew this existed but nice to know exFAT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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30 Dec 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering one View Post
If I may step in here with a side note. Whenever I get a new stick I format EXFAT. Seems to cover all the bases. Art.
Sorry double post
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