Windows 10: "Out of memory" when copying files

Discus and support "Out of memory" when copying files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm trying to copy files from a smaller external hard drive into a larger one. I first tried just highlighting the biggest file, selecting copy, going... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Jezza819, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Jezza819 Win User

    "Out of memory" when copying files


    I'm trying to copy files from a smaller external hard drive into a larger one. I first tried just highlighting the biggest file, selecting copy, going to the new drive and selecting paste. The copying process started but after a few minutes I got the error message "out of memory". So I've been trying to copy smaller sections of files to try and get around this problem. Sometimes it works but sometimes I still get the out of memory message.

    How do I fix this? When trying to copy 1.8TB of files being able to do it all at one time would really help. Having to go down to 10gb or so each time would really drag this process out.

    :)
     
    Jezza819, Jan 30, 2019
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  2. temp02 Win User

    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
    temp02, Jan 30, 2019
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  3. Wozzer Win User
    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    Issue was the above, so thanks temp02.
     
    Wozzer, Jan 30, 2019
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    Delicieuxz, Jan 30, 2019
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