Windows 10: HDD free space error?

Discus and support HDD free space error? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi. I have a 1TB external drive (USB) which Windows reports to have 145 GBs of available free space. Yet when I copy folders which amount to 80GBs to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by martinlest, May 4, 2021.

  1. HDD free space error?


    Hi. I have a 1TB external drive (USB) which Windows reports to have 145 GBs of available free space. Yet when I copy folders which amount to 80GBs to the drive, I get a report before completion that the drive is full and not all the folders making up the 80GBs will copy across. The actual usable space on the 1TB is drive is shown in Windows (and Disk Management) as 931GBs: the folders already present on the drive total 827GBs. Well that doesn't make 145 GBs free, but nevertheless still leaves enough space in theory for me to copy my 80GBs there... The Recycle Bin and System Volume Information folders on the drive show as empty, and System Restore is not set to touch the drive at all. 'CheckDisk' (or, 'Error Checking' in Properties/Tools) found no problems. Can anyone help me resolve this please? It just doesn't 'add up'! Thanks. EDIT: Just realised that the disc is set as compressed. I guess that is probably the cause - though I still can't quite make sense of the numbers? Windows 10 '20H2' (Build 19042.928)

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    martinlest, May 4, 2021
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  2. Kem Mon Win User

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    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, May 4, 2021
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  3. HDD S.M.A.R.T. reports error, what should I do?

    first step is to back up the data first ... Then check the hdd for errors, etc ...
     
    Morrison5891, May 4, 2021
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  4. Johankaan Win User

    HDD free space error?

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    Johankaan, May 4, 2021
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