Win10 “out of space” error

Windows 10 1903 build 18363. 370GB partition on m.2. I have 155GB available. Using compression, which should provide even more storage. Tried to write an 112GB file, stopped halfway with an “out of space” error. System Restore Volume reports zero bytes (turned off for this partition). Why is this happening?

Hey there!
You new to make sure that you have enough space otherwise the file won’t be complete

Hello @Junior

As you mentioned the error “out of space” it occurs when you don’t have enough space in hard disk, make sure you have enough space in hard disk.

Hi @Junior,

The Error “There is not enough space on the disk” while copying very large file. Usually occur for greater than or 8 GB size of files. This problem is caused by FAT file format. The solution to this error is to convert the file format to NTFS. May be in future MS should consider changing the error to “File size too big FAT32 file system”. It would make more sense instead of False ‘Out Of Disk Space’ Error When Copying Large.

To solve this problem (Not enough space to copy file), convert the drive to NTFS with NoSecurity setting. Do the following:

  • Click the Start button
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Right click Command Prompt
  • Click Run as Administrator
  • Enter the command, convert /fs:ntfs /nosecurity (drive should be the drive letter of your external hard drive, for example convert F: /fs:ntfs /nosecurity )

Hope this helps

Clean %temp% folder

  • Open Run by right-clicking Start and choosing it from the menu.
  • Type %temp% in the Run window and click OK.
  • When in File Explorer in the TEMP folder, select all files by pressing Ctrl + A keys.
  • Click Delete.

Run Disk Cleanup

If your computer actually runs out of space, run Disk Cleanup tool and delete files or programs you do not need:

  • Open Start.
  • Navigate to All Apps > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
  • In the appeared Select Drive pop-up, choose the drive you want to clean up and click OK.
  • Mark entries you want to clean in the Disk Cleanup tab.
  • Click OK.