Windows 10: "Not enough space on destination drive" error

Discus and support "Not enough space on destination drive" error in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I tried to copy a file to a USB flash drive, but there was insufficient room for it, so I got an error. I then freed up plenty of space on the drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Sam_Buck, May 9, 2022.

  1. "Not enough space on destination drive" error


    I tried to copy a file to a USB flash drive, but there was insufficient room for it, so I got an error. I then freed up plenty of space on the drive and tried again. It gave me the same error, even though the amount of space was more than adequate. I rebooted Windows 10, but the same error occurs. I even scanned for errors with the same result. How can I clear this error for this drive?

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    /u/Sam_Buck, May 9, 2022
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  2. rhegde Win User

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    - When you set a destination in drive, you should be able to set an address which is existing in the contact list

    - You should be able to view all step by step navigations. right now you are not able to see complete direction steps.
     
    rhegde, May 9, 2022
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  3. Changing Destination Drive for Backup in Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if this helps:

    • Press Windows key.
    • Type in Backup and Restore.
    • Under Backup or restore your files select set up backup.
    • Once the set up starts you'll get an option to choose the destination drive.
    • And then follow the onscreen instructions.

    For additional information refer to the link below and check if this helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/backup-and-restore-in-windows-10

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Andria Maria Mendez, May 9, 2022
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  4. "Not enough space on destination drive" error

    Lost space of Pen Drive

    Hello,

    Thank you for bringing up your query on Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.


    • Have you tried connecting to a different computer?
    I suggest you to connect the USB flash drive to a different computer and check.

    First back up all the data from your USB drive to another location.

    I suggest you to connect the USB flash drive to a different computer and check.

    Let us try the following steps, and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to refresh the drive letter and then try to rescan the drives that are connect to the computer and check.

    To refresh drive letter:

    • Open Computer Management (Local).
    • In the console tree, click Computer Management (Local), click
      Storage, and then click Disk Management.
    • Click Action, and then click Refresh.
    • Once you have refreshed connect the new zip drive and to update hardware information, click Rescan Disks instead.
    Step 2: For unallocated space on USB drive


    • Press the Windows key, and type Diskpart.

    • Click the result to open the DiskPart command prompt window.

    • In the command prompt window, type list disk and hit Enter.

    • The removable USB drive or hard disk will be shown under
      Disk 1.

    • Type in the following commands and hit Enter.
    select disk 1

    Clean

    create partition primary


    • The first command selects your removable USB drive.

    • The Clean command deletes all the current partitions present on the USB drive.

    • The Create primary partition creates a fresh partition and allocates all the unallocated space on this fresh partition.

    • Type Exit to close the command prompt window.

    • Unplug your USB drive and plug it back again.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know the status, we are glad to assist you further.
     
    Abdul_Malik, May 9, 2022
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