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SenileTomato

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Mar 31, 2014
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This message comes up on my Macbook Pro Retina 15" running Mojave 10.14.5. It states that it needs additional disk space, which I find odd because I am attempting to copy files from one external HDD to another. There is more than enough disk space, over a terabyte actually. But somehow, my Mac thinks I need disk space on the internal SSD to do the transfer.

I have just completed a very large transfer before this of roughly 2TB within the same two drives.

What's going on? How can I transfer my files?
 

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SenileTomato

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Mar 31, 2014
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Have you actually followed the suggestion and looked at the Storage section?
I only ask because you made no mention of checking.:)

Sorry, I thought it was clear I had when I said I have over a terabyte of disk space. I was not haha. storage AVAIALBLE is much more than the file transfer size. It is odd because it assumes I am transferring to my internal SSD be by the amount of space it says I need.
 

jpn

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i have gotten the same message only when my Time Machine back (appeared) to fail then this message comes on as well.
but rebooting solved it both times, including Time Machine itself backing up without problem.
 

Jmgerard

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May 11, 2019
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This message comes up on my Macbook Pro Retina 15" running Mojave 10.14.5. It states that it needs additional disk space, which I find odd because I am attempting to copy files from one external HDD to another. There is more than enough disk space, over a terabyte actually. But somehow, my Mac thinks I need disk space on the internal SSD to do the transfer.

I have just completed a very large transfer before this of roughly 2TB within the same two drives.

What's going on? How can I transfer my files?
I have exact same problem with my new Mac running Monterey. I am able to copy the same amount of files some of the time. then other times I get the error. I already reported this to Apple. I hope they fix the issue. I have two NVMe 2TB External SSDs. Even if Mac needs to store some temp files on the internal drive it should be smart enough to manage Temp space. I have a 1TB internal drive.
 
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