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Windows 7: Cant Save-As to Second Harddrive

21 May 2014   #1
Double D

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Cant Save-As to Second Harddrive

I recently added a 2 TB drive as a secondary media storage drive. I am able to move, copy and delete files too and from it, but the problem is when I open a file from that drive into a program, edit it, and try to save back over it OR try to do a save as; I get a "Disk Full" error. The disk is setup as NTFS and has 82% free space.

Here is a picture of the Disk Management Page and one of the Disk Full errors.

Thanks for any ideas...




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21 May 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Peculiar.

A couple of questions:

If you look at the drive in Windows Explorer with all hidden files shown, does it make sense to you that the files you see add up to only about 340 GB? No surprises seen in Explorer?

How long has this been going on---when was everything last OK?

There are programs like WinDirStat that will give you a graphic representation of everything on the drive by file type, folder, etc.

Are you using this drive for any type of formal backup through imaging or Windows Backup and Restore? What is supposed to be on it?

Have you considered running the drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools on the drive? Or chkdsk?
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22 May 2014   #3
Double D

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I viewed ALL the files in Win Explorer and the files/folders shown make sense and add up to 340 gig.

To my knowledge, its been going on since it was installed. About 6 months ago. Most of the time I am just dumping large pictures and videos but when I do edit, I have to save to the C-Drive and move back.

Not familiar with WinDirStat. I tried running it. Is this something I need to download?

I am only using it as a second storage location for large files, pictures, videos and music. I use carbonite to back up BOTH my drives.

Thanks!!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Peculiar.

A couple of questions:

If you look at the drive in Windows Explorer with all hidden files shown, does it make sense to you that the files you see add up to only about 340 GB? No surprises seen in Explorer?

How long has this been going on---when was everything last OK?

There are programs like WinDirStat that will give you a graphic representation of everything on the drive by file type, folder, etc.

Are you using this drive for any type of formal backup through imaging or Windows Backup and Restore? What is supposed to be on it?

Have you considered running the drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools on the drive? Or chkdsk?
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22 May 2014   #4
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

I would say, try to backup or move the files to another local and rewrite the HD that is effected. It could be a problem with that HD's file system. Just a thought.
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22 May 2014   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

In Windows Explorer right-cllck the HDD letter and click Properties, Quota tab and assure nothing is checked in the Settings.
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22 May 2014   #6
Double D

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
In Windows Explorer right-cllck the HDD letter and click Properties, Quota tab and assure nothing is checked in the Settings.
Nothing is checked under quota.
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22 May 2014   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Above link is to the free version of Treesize, a program that analyzes space used on a hard drive. Similar to Windirstat, but maybe more intuitive.

I'd run that and then maybe run chkdsk and at least download the drive manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
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