Windows 10: File size larger than physical drive storage

Discus and support File size larger than physical drive storage in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Can some one please explain this to me. I need to access the photos but windows keeps telling me i don't have enough space. I only have 80Gb drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Baking2020, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. File size larger than physical drive storage


    Can some one please explain this to me. I need to access the photos but windows keeps telling me i don't have enough space.


    I only have 80Gb drive but the photo folder i am trying to open is showing 8Tb. Can anyone help me fix this without losing the photos. Each individual photo is showing a file size of 9Gb


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    :)
     
    Baking2020, Jan 19, 2020
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  2. Bundy Win User

    Larger cluster size?

    I have read scattered over the interwebz that setting a larger cluster size than the default NTFS 4096bytes can result in improved performance at the expense of storage efficiency. I have plenty of space on the main OS drive so am able to use a larger size but was wondering, has anyone else tried this?

    For reference, my system

    RAID 0, 2 x 320Gb
    Stripe 128k
    cluster 4k
    average file size 1190k (this looks skewed due to some very large files, the mode will be less)
     
    Bundy, Jan 19, 2020
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  3. Mussels Win User
    Larger cluster size?

    those studies include the OS, which if you'll notice i stated should be on a separate partition.


    if you use seperate partitions and drives, your OS drive should be 4K, your games drive should be somewhere in the middle (8/16K) and any and all storage drives should be 64K.
     
    Mussels, Jan 19, 2020
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  4. Batou1986 Win User

    File size larger than physical drive storage

    Larger cluster size?

    To my knowledge larger clusters means more wasted space on your drive, a 8k file will take up a whole 32k cluster resulting in the drive having to seek more to load things that are less then 32k and result in more fragmentation.
    The performance difference is close to nothing, the stripe size is what id be more concerned with optimizing.
     
    Batou1986, Jan 19, 2020
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