Windows 10: "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive

Discus and support "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, I am getting an error message when trying to copy files to my main storage drive. The error reads "There is not enough space on [folder name]", eg:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by xanemc, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. xanemc Win User

    "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive


    Hi, I am getting an error message when trying to copy files to my main storage drive. The error reads "There is not enough space on [folder name]", eg:


    "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive 4be22b68-eaa4-4606-9f04-1aa2369f16ca?upload=true.png

    When trying to copy to the drive directly, not to a folder within the drive, I get a similar error, which also shows that I have plenty of free space:


    "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive 69eac15a-7063-4d88-9385-e019c8919e86?upload=true.png


    Here is my Disk Management window, for reference:


    "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive 1fc0396b-c2f2-4a72-8537-a43a93944742?upload=true.png


    Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

    :)
     
    xanemc, Nov 24, 2020
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  2. Tullia Win User

    Hard drive space

    I have 16 GB of unused hard drive space, yet I get an error indicating that I don't have enough harddrive space to download the upgrade. How much space is required?
     
    Tullia, Nov 24, 2020
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  3. Storage space

    Hello Mick,

    For us to better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    • Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    • Click OK.
    • Are you getting any specific error messages when you try to delete the said files and folders?

    Meanwhile, we recommend performing the steps in this article
    to help you free up drive space on your Windows 10 device.

    We look forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Nov 24, 2020
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  4. "There is not enough space on [folder name]" error - lots of unused space on drive

    I have an HP Stream Laptop and I keep running out of storage space

    Hi Jay,

    If a category can't show the folders that it contains, there is a possibility that the folders are somehow hidden. To maximize your PC's storage, follow the suggested steps in these links:


    If further help is needed, let us know.
     
    Darleen Pen, Nov 24, 2020
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