SOLVED Cannot download folder


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I have a Dropbox account and am trying to download a folder from that to my computer. However, I keep getting an error saying disk full or interrupted: disk full.

This was not happening a few days ago or last week and I would like to know why this is happening.
 
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I've not had success either in downloading a Folder containing any number of files. It nearly always works better if such a Folder has been compressed into a single .zip file before uploading then download that file and decompress it later [as long as the size doesn't exceed the limits of the site].
 

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This was not happening a few days ago or last week and I would like to know why this is happening.

When you move or copy a file or files to the OneDrive you end up with two copies of the file/files.
  • One copy is stored in the Cloud
  • The other copy is saved on your computer: C:\Users\<your username>\OneDrive\<the folder name you put file/files into>

Depending on your Disk's partitions and size of available space, this may be why you are seeing a message warning of insufficient space, especially if you copied then file/files to OneDrive.

You can avoid wasting space by moving a file or files to OneDrive, which prevents it being duplicated on your computer, as if you copy a file or files to OneDrive, you end up with the original file in the location you copied it from, plus an additional copy at the above mentioned path; which this takes up twice the space.


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When you move or copy a file or files to the OneDrive you end up with two copies of the file/files.
  • One copy is stored in the Cloud
  • The other copy is saved on your computer: C:\Users\<your username>\OneDrive\<the folder name you put file/files into>

Depending on your Disk's partitions and size of available space, this may be why you are seeing a message warning of insufficient space, especially if you copied then file/files to OneDrive.

You can avoid wasting space by moving a file or files to OneDrive, which prevents it being duplicated on your computer, as if you copy a file or files to OneDrive, you end up with the original file in the location you copied it from, plus an additional copy at the above mentioned path; which this takes up twice the space.


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Regedit32

Thank you.
 
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When you move or copy a file or files to the OneDrive you end up with two copies of the file/files.
  • One copy is stored in the Cloud
  • The other copy is saved on your computer: C:\Users\<your username>\OneDrive\<the folder name you put file/files into>

Depending on your Disk's partitions and size of available space, this may be why you are seeing a message warning of insufficient space, especially if you copied then file/files to OneDrive.

You can avoid wasting space by moving a file or files to OneDrive, which prevents it being duplicated on your computer, as if you copy a file or files to OneDrive, you end up with the original file in the location you copied it from, plus an additional copy at the above mentioned path; which this takes up twice the space.


Regards,

Regedit32

That's exactly what it is.
 
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Regedit Great advice. However, I'm a tad (not difficult) confused as I'm not familiar with or use One Drive.
In your last paragrapgh: You say "You can avoid wasting space by moving a file or files to OneDrive, which prevents it being duplicated on your computer"
The above statement to me seems to conflict with your opening paragraph.
"When you move or copy a file or files to the OneDrive"

Excuse my ignorance, but, Should the last paragraph not read "You can avoid wasting space by "saving" a file or files to OneDrive, which prevents it being duplicated on your computer.
 
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Excuse my ignorance, but, Should the last paragraph not read "You can avoid wasting space by "saving" a file or files to OneDrive, which prevents it being duplicated on your computer.

Hi Norton,

Apologies for creating confusion with my post.

The issue I was trying to explain is when one is taking a file on their computer and placing it into OneDrive to be stored in the Cloud. I'll summarize what happens using an example - hopefully more clearly:

Case example:
  • Signed-in username: Regedit32
  • Storage: I want to store the files located in Documents on my PC into the Document folder on OneDrive

If I move the files inside the Documents folder on my PC to the Documents folder on OneDrive two things occur:
  1. The moved files are stored in Microsoft's OneDrive Cloud
  2. OneDrive also keeps a local copy on your PC at C:\Users\Regedit32\OneDrive\Documents
As I moved the original files to the OneDrive, there is still only one copy on my PC

If I copied the files instead, then the original files would be in the Documents folder on my PC and a duplicate copy would now also be in the OneDrive path mentioned above, plus a copy would also be in the Cloud. Thus copy/pasting files uses more space on your actual computer, while moving files does not change the amount of space used on your PC.

Hope that is a little clearer now.

Regedit32
 
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