Running out of memory when copying files from MacBook to PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jisuo, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    So hooked up an ethernet cable between the computers, set the IP manually, everything works.

    I created a folder on the PC with write permission and I copy a folder (about 12GB) and paste it there (using finder). After about 8% or so I get Error Code -41 and I notice I got 3MB free memory. I have 4GB RAM.

    How do I avoid this? Do I have to copy smaller amounts at a time?
     
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I would say that would be the first thing to try...
     
  3. Jisuo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I thought it was strange though. I have copied a 50GB folder FROM the the PC to the MacBook without any problems.
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    What file system does the PC use? If it's FAT32, then this could be the root of your problem. FAT32 isn't fond of files larger than 4GB, and won't accept them during transfer.

    Try the previous suggestion of moving the files a chunk at a time.
     
  5. Jisuo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's Vista x64 on ntfs so it's not that. It worked by moving smaller chunks anyway.

    Although I've never had this problem PC to PC.
     

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