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    I know, most of you will find this question dumb, but i'm kind of thick with hi-tech sorry. I'm downloading games and the size allocated to the folder receiving them is too small. I'm currently downloading only 4 games (2 to 3 GB each) and already have an error message saying I have insuffisant space. How can i increase the size of a specific folder in "my documents"
    PS: I´m using windows vista
    and i do have enough space left on my hard drive
    If any answer is to compress the folder, can i do it while it's still receiving downloaded games ?

    Thanks guys:

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    You may have only a small partition formatted on your hard drive for My Documents
    Ok, you dont want to send a few files that big to a folder in My Documents. Firt of all, itl slow down your computer like crazy, and second for the reason which is your problem.
    Ive never had that problem before, but what you can do is, if your sure you have enough room on your HDD, choose to send the files to a folder in your hard drive directly, (like C: drive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimad View Post
    I know, most of you will find this question dumb, but i'm kind of thick with hi-tech sorry. I'm downloading games and the size allocated to the folder receiving them is too small. I'm currently downloading only 4 games (2 to 3 GB each) and already have an error message saying I have insuffisant space. How can i increase the size of a specific folder in "my documents"
    PS: I´m using windows vista
    and i do have enough space left on my hard drive
    If any answer is to compress the folder, can i do it while it's still receiving downloaded games ?

    Thanks guys:
    You can't increase the "size" of My Documents folder, it's all relative to the size of your hard disk and it's all in real time, so if your hard disk is 100GB and you have used 20GB of your hard disk, then you will have space for 80GB of data whether that all be in my Documents or anywhere else.

    There is also no size limit allocated to any folder, it can be as big or as small as it needs to be.

    There will be other things going on that you may not be aware of, so the specific message you are getting from your torrent client will be needed to hazard as to what that is.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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    Strange that you should get this message and have plenty of hard drive space available.

    I too wasn't aware of any restriciton on My Documents as a folder. I've often used it to store all kind of things, from Games to encoded DVDs. My current My Documents folder is 9GB.

    You aren't running Vista with a FAT32 drive are you?
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    You aren't running Vista with a FAT32 drive are you?
    That sounds about right, but odd that FAT32 would be the main drive that windows uses.

    My Documents on my computer has over 200GB of stuff in it.

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    I would say the c/drive is formatted at fat 32,or maybe as suggested you've used up all your space on the c/drive
    If u have another drive partition,say d/drive,then backup whatevers on it and format it to ntfs,and use that to download your iso's to.

    i had the same issue with my spare LT (XP) so c/drive is fat 32 and d/drive i formatted to ntfs,and thats where my 360 iso' go to.

    saying all this though if your downloads are under 4gb then theres should'nt be a prob with fat32,its just any 1 folder on a fat32 hd can,t be over 4gb,so if u download 3gb of rar files,and open then up to the same folder and the iso is 3.5 gb in size then it won't let u use 6.5gb of space,but if u open them up to a diff folder then u should be ok.
    Just right click on your c/drive,and see how much space u have left on it and what its formatted in.

    thats fair enough,did'nt take much notice that he was using vista,and did,nt know vista won't let u use fat32,i'm still on xp.
    Anyway fat32 is preety useless,thats why i had to format a drive on my spare LT to ntfs.
    Last edited by skagg; 02-09-2010 at 08:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skagg View Post
    I would say the c/drive is formatted at fat 32,
    Vista forces you to not use FAT32, as he's using Vista (in his first post) we can rule out FAT32 drives and their problems.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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