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I have two PC's both have Windows 7 Pro on them, both have Gigabit Lan (apparently).

When I try and move over a certain size of files (typically a 6GB limit) from one PC to another it tells me:

"There is not enough space on X, you need an aditional XGB space to move these files."

I have approx 1TB of free space on the drive, and can plug a USB into the 2nd PC and move files onto it no problem. So why do I get this error?

I just bought a Gigabit switch to try and fix this problem (thinking it was my router), but all I get is slightly faster transfer speeds.... (now 25MB/s instead of 10MB/s)
Edited by djglenn - 10/4/11 at 11:08am
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It's not a network issue your network equipment doesn't care about the size of files.

However that error typically means you need more space on the drive or the user account you are using has a quota set on that folder for a certain amount of allocated space.

Does this happen when you try to transfer from computer 1 to computer 2. Or does it only happen when transferring data from one specific machine to another. Meaning does it only happen one way or does it happen when you transfer both ways.

Also, are you accessing a shared folder and copying it locally or are you on the machine that's hosting the file and trying to transfer to the remote machine?
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It's not a network issue your network equipment doesn't care about the size of files.

However that error typically means you need more space on the drive or the user account you are using has a quota set on that folder for a certain amount of allocated space.

Does this happen when you try to transfer from computer 1 to computer 2. Or does it only happen when transferring data from one specific machine to another. Meaning does it only happen one way or does it happen when you transfer both ways.

Also, are you accessing a shared folder and copying it locally or are you on the machine that's hosting the file and trying to transfer to the remote machine?
Thanks for the reply, rep+ for your time!

Ok, there is 700GB space free on both disks I am trying to send to on my HTPC from my main rig. I get the error when trying to send to both disks.

I have just tried sending from my HTPC to my PC, and I do not have the issue!

Therefore its something on my main rig preventing me sending over 6GB at once

Edit: I have tried updating my Sig Rigs LAN driver, and it makes no difference...
Edited by djglenn - 10/4/11 at 11:36am
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How much space is left on the drive you are copying FROM?

Is the drive formatted NTFS?
    
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Is the TARGET rig FAT32?

That could easily be the issue

[EDIT] _02 beat me to it!
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There you go. Identified the real problem. So now make sure you don't have a quota set on the drive/folder you want to transfer to.

Also are you trying to transfer to a shared folder or are you browsing to the root of the drive?
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post #7 of 10
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All drives are NTFS formatted, all drives have sufficient space on them.

I setup them as Network Locations (right click in My Computer and Add Network Location).

I have them shared on the HTPC, with full permissions.

No quota's set on any of my drives (just checked)
Edited by djglenn - 10/4/11 at 12:35pm
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Ok, I think I am onto the problem.

The limitation appears to be happening when I am moving into a folder on the drive.

If I try and move to the root of the drive it works straight away.

Therefore I am guessing Windows imposes a limit into folders?
Edited by djglenn - 10/4/11 at 12:46pm
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Run a chkdsk /f on your destination disk which is exhibiting the problem.
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I had the same problem with an external usb drive. I could not copy files over 1 gig or so to it. Since it was a data drive, it was easy for me to move the files and format the drive again. This fixed my problem, but I never found out what was causing the limitation.

I can only guess there might have been errors on the drive, but I have not had a problem with it since the format.
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