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Sorry, there is not enough free disc space to save scan

Hello,

I am using a laptop with the external hard drive to scan the photos. I'm scanning (with output resolution 600) on my laptop - choosing "Preview" and then "Save as" and saving to my external drive. The photos are quite big, but the end images are around 50-55 MB. I managed to scan with no problems 15 photos and then after pressing Save As and choosing "Scna with current resolution" I get the error "Sorry, there is not enough free disc space to save scan". I choose resolution 300 and it scan the 16th image fine, then the next one aloowed me to scan at 200... I want to have them all at 600. I have plenty space on my laptop (20.6 Gb free) and my external drive (152 Gb free). What space is the error about? What shall I do, so I can scan the rest of the photos at 600?

(I restarted my laptop, but it didn't help.)

Thank you,

just.
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justeena
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nobusCommented:
try uninstalling / reinstalling the scanner
check if there are updated drivers for it
what scanner is it ?
Did it work before?
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justeenaAuthor Commented:
It was warking fine. It has been also on the first 15 photos. Why it suddenly sees the problem?
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nobusCommented:
we'll only know why AFTER we know what caused it.
did you install/ upgrade something? that can cause it .
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justeenaAuthor Commented:
I have been installing things in the past week or so, but not in the last couple of days. Why it says there is no space, if there is plenty? I haven't work on scanning as many photos with higher resolution before, but yesterday - as I mentioned 15 photos scanned fine and then I got the error.

I actually managed to scan again at 600 and safe it to my laptop drive and then cut and pasted it to my external drive with no problems. So it seems not to recognize the space on the external drive.

I came back now to "Save as" on to my external drive with 600 dpi and it worked fine again.

Is there a way of "cleaning" up the scanner's "memory" during working with it? Or increasing its "working" space?

j.
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nobusCommented:
try a sytem restore to a previous date, when it worked, and test
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justeenaAuthor Commented:
It won't help me now, as it is back to working fine. I would have to scan qite a few photos again to see if it stops again.

What about my question:
Is there a way of "cleaning" up the scanner's "memory" during working with it? Or increasing its "working" space?

j.
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mcp_jonCommented:
What scanner are we talking about ?

Scanning Software ?

USB or Parallel ?

Best Regards !
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justeenaAuthor Commented:
HP ScanJet 5370C, sofwtare came with the scanner, Parallel.

Thanks,

j.
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mcp_jonCommented:
No objections, but I'd like to know how it ended !

Best Regards !
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justeenaAuthor Commented:
I haven't done much really.

I tried scan at 600dpi and save it to the external drive - I got the error, so the next photo I scanned at 600dpi and saved it directly to my laptop's  hard drive. After this I tried to save to the external drive again and this time it worked fine!

Thank you for your interest.

j.  
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mcp_jonCommented:
No problem !

Just "another" issue ;)

Best Regards !
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