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Discus and support while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am having 476 Gb of a virtual machine and I am trying to take its backup in external USB disk. Here is a screenshot telling the free space on my hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sandila, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. sandila Win User

    while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space


    I am having 476 Gb of a virtual machine and I am trying to take its backup in external USB disk.
    Here is a screenshot telling the free space on my hard disk 379 Gb

    while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space [​IMG]

    and here is a screenshot of error which I get when I try to copy paste the virtual machine vmdk files from laptop to USB hard disk

    while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space [​IMG]

    here is size of virtual machine on USB hard disk 376 Gb

    while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space [​IMG]

    here is the screenshot of hard disk on laptop whose backup is to be taken 452 Gb

    while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space [​IMG]

    the difference of virtual machine on USB and laptop is approximately 76 Gb
    and my external USB hard disk has 379Gb free space.But still when I try to copy paste the virtual machines vmdk files from laptop to external USB hard disk I get error as in above screenshot.
    Which says there is not enough space on external hard disk ,you need 188 Gb to copy the files, where as there is 379Gb space available still I am not able to copy paste the files to external USB hard disk.
    How to resolve this problem?

    I use Windows 10 Home edition.

    :)
     
    sandila, Feb 4, 2020
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  2. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Feb 4, 2020
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  3. hard disk space

    Hello,

    Taking into consideration that the free space is shrinking fast, it is possible that your system is creating restore points. To
    delete restore points except for the recent one, simply follow the steps below:

    • From the Cortana search box, type Disk Cleanup and click on the first result.
    • Once the Disk Cleanup window appears, select the
      More Options
      tab.
    • Under the System Restore and Shadow Copies column, click on the
      Clean up... button.

    Once done with the steps, see if your disk space has expanded.

    If you have further questions, please let us know.
     
    Jefferson Ore, Feb 4, 2020
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  4. while copying files from windows hard disk to usb hard disk low space

    Hard disk space

    The first and most obvious reason you don’t have access to all your hard drive space is that there’s a significant piece of software installed on it already: your operating system. Unless you specifically selected a “no OS” model, it will come pre-installed
    with something.

    Another place your hard drive space might have gone is to a manufacturer-created disk partitions. In years past, a new computer commonly came with one (or a whole book full of) CDs containing software, including a recovery disk. In the event of a total meltdown
    of your machine, you could boot from this drive and restore your computer to an right-out-of-the-box state.

    Other possible reasons including hidden partitions, unpartitioned hard disk space, system protection takes up much space and many others. check out

    this tutorial
    to see how to solve it step by step.

    Hope it is helpful.
     
    PeterPeng3, Feb 4, 2020
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