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#1 carnivalofsorts

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:27 AM

Greetings all,


I'm sure there is a very good ( and most likely simple explanation for this ) but just want to find out for sure what that might be.

I've recently put together a movie on my computer - its taken quite a bit of time and the resulting file once complete is in excess of 2gb.

I was ready to burn this to a DVD when i realised i had no blanks left.

To free up the space, and ultimately to make the file portable, i tried to transfer it to my external hard disc but am warned that there is not enough free disc space in spite of the fact that there is over 8 gb free on the laptop itself, and over 150 on the external disc.

Can anybody explain this ?? maybe offer a solution ??

Many Thanks
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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:42 AM

Hello,

When you go to my computer, right click on the external harddrive and select properties. if the piechart is all blue, then thats your problem, try doing a disk cleanup and a defrag, if that doesn't work, try downloading this program to see what is taking up the space, it could be an invisible file.

Hope this helps
Regards,

Alan.




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