1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Renaming File Properties throws Error 0x80030070


    Hello, I am Brandon.

    I have a lot of videos on my drive. Most of them are either .avi or .mp4

    They are located on 2 TB+ external hard drives formatted as NTFS

    Each drive has at least 50+ GB left.

    I am trying to rename certain file properties so that the name of the video will show up as the same name of the file name in Windows media player (I prefer not to use other players as they either 1. Don't have the exact features as windows media player has 2. The features they have function different than Windows Media Player) The problem with this is whenever I rename/change a file's properties over 1 GB in size, it takes forever to do it, and eventually, after about an hour of waiting, throws the error code 0x80030070: There is insuffient disk space to complete the operations.

    No video exceeds 50 GB, so, why is this throwing an error code? I am afraid to defragment the hard drive in the case that the drive may crash (I had that happen a long time ago to an older drive... the defragging caused the drive to malfunction, and I lost almost, if not, all my data, even after taking it into the manufacturer)

    I don't want to reformat the hard drive... I don't have any available drives at the moment to transfer the files to, nor do I have any backups of the files (I would have to get at least 12 TB of external hard drive space to do this. Any suggestions on what I should get in the future that will last me another 4 years? I've tried the WB 8 GB duo pro, but it turned out to not work because it was programmed to store files different: You have to use the software to store files, and they can only be certain file types. It comes with a proprietary cable that only goes to the drive, and one of the drives fails, your out of luck, since it requires both drives to function properly)

    I simply want to rename the file properties, but I cannot do this if this error keeps happening. I don't know what to do, other than defragment, or delete files I may want in the future (Most of the memory used is videos, about 3 TB worth on one drive, and 1 TB on the 2 TBs. a Quarter is Music, and the rest is created or downloaded stuff that I intend on keeping.)

    With over 50 GB available, and only renaming a file worth 48 GB, I should be fine. Should I attempt a defrag? A disk check?

    I can rename anything else just fine. It's just the videos causing a problem.

    (If you were wondering about the videos, they are gameplay videos.)
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,719
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    You have 2TB disks with 50GB free (so your free space is 2%). Is that right? And no backup?

    If not how much free space do you have on each disk? As a percentage.

    You will certainly run into problems if you try to completely fill your disks and defrag would make it worse (actually it probably would not even work due to lack of free disk space). You would be better off not defragging but copying to another disk and copying back.

    Quote Originally Posted by bnthomason View Post
    I don't have any available drives at the moment to transfer the files to, nor do I have any backups of the files (I would have to get at least 12 TB of external hard drive space to do this. Any suggestions on what I should get in the future that will last me another 4 years?)
    Copy the important ones elsewhere or upload them to the cloud and hope for the best.

    If you don't have a backup you are relying on hope and hoping all your disks will last another 4 years is pushing hope into a difficult corner.
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You have 2TB disks with 50GB free (so your free space is 2%). Is that right? And no backup?

    If not how much free space do you have on each disk? As a percentage.

    You will certainly run into problems if you try to completely fill your disks and defrag would make it worse (actually it probably would not even work due to lack of free disk space). You would be better off not defragging but copying to another disk and copying back.

    Copy the important ones elsewhere or upload them to the cloud and hope for the best.

    If you don't have a backup you are relying on hope and hoping all your disks will last another 4 years is pushing hope into a difficult corner.
    No cloud offers 12 TB worth of space for free. If they did, that would be insane.

    Anyway, mostly 1% to 10% free space per drive

    I see where your coming from, but I can't just whip out 5 to 10k of dollars like that. I make like... under 2k a month, and most of that goes to rent and utilities.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,343
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Drives are pretty cheap. I bought a 2TB

    Seagate Constellation ES ST2000NM0011 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive - w/3 Year Warranty (Cut Label)
    Sold by: MD TECH
    $65.95

    That would give you room to move some files off the drive your working with and free up 10% or more.
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