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Thread: hard drive 22gb available but can't move 4gb file onto system.

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    hard drive 22gb available but can't move 4gb file onto system.

    Ubuntu 10.04 lts computer system.
    Desk usage analyzer says: total capacity 155,6gb used 133,5gb available 22,2gb

    If I want to move a 4gb file from a usb stick onto the ubuntu computer, I get this message:
    Error while copying to 'software folder'.
    There is not enough space on the destination. Try to remove files to make space.
    There is 4gb available, but 4gb is required.
    The usb stick is nfts formatted.

    Q: What is that about?
    Thanks.

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    Re: hard drive 22gb available but can't move 4gb file onto system.

    Is there actually that much free space on the partition that whatever 'software folder' is mounted to?

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    Re: hard drive 22gb available but can't move 4gb file onto system.

    Thank you for answering.
    It seems disk usage analyzer doesn't work.
    The hard drive is 160gb. But if I press
    places -> computer and rightclick file system -> file system properties
    it says: contents 122gb and free space 4gb.
    So it looks like the hard drive is full.

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