- Nov 18, 2021
So, I make videos. I often transfer hundreds of gigs of files to my hard drives from external devices. Yesterday I started to dump some footage and quickly was given the error "there is not enough memory to complete this operation". There is about 1.1TB free on this drive, so I'm sure there's enough memory. I ran sfc /scannow to see if the drive has an issues, allocated more virtual memory/the recommended amount, checked if any new installs on my pc affected it, nothing has really fixed it. I even turned off my pc, unplugged my HDD, rebooted computer and tried again with no real luck. I have 16gb of ddr4 so I don't think that's it either... This morning I woke up and tried again and actually got a few files to randomly transfer but ran into the issue again. I kept trying throughout the day and eventually got my footage transferred after tons of the same error. One week later, here I am trying to copy another load of files (52 items, 81GB) and can't get a single one to transfer. I've always used the standard file explorer, but I tried teracopy with 0 result. I even tried individual files, no idea what allowed it to work last time. The files will try to transfer for 1 second and get to a percentage depending on how large the file is, and then cap at the current mb/s and then results in the error a few seconds later.