There is not enough space on the destination

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There is not enough space on the destination

Postby drling1 on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:40 pm

I am using Daryna and I have a USB Filesystem type: vfat. However, when I install my USB I get a false reading as to the amount of data on the disk.

When I right click on properties it tells me that I have:

Contents: 9400 items, totalling 26.8 GB

93.1 gigs used
45.6 gigs free
Total capacity 93.1 gig

Therefore when I try to copy from my computer to my USB I get the message:

Error while copying to "/media/disk"
There is not enough space on the destination

When I use the USB on Windows it works ok and it tells me that I have about 66 gigs free.

Just to give a little context - I used to run Ubuntu for about a year and I always had trouble with permissions on USB's. Actually it was a problem I never really solved. I hope that this is easier to solve and ther eis something basic I have missed as I have only use Linux Mint for about a month.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: There is not enough space on the destination

Postby rivenought on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:44 pm

It is possible that there is a hidden trash folder on that drive. You might have to empty the trash before it will load new data. I may be wrong, but it might be worth a minute to verify for your self. Good luck.
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Re: There is not enough space on the destination

Postby drling1 on Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:54 pm

I burned (or is it burnt) a load of stuff off last night on my Windows computer and emptied the Trash. That was where I got my reading of about 66 gigs free.

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