SharePoint file copy - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

Posted on 2006-06-02
Last Modified: 2009-08-07
I am attempting to copy SharePoint files from one portal to another. During this process I receive an error which states "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service."
Once this error occurs I cannot copy even the smallest file. I do know that it is specific to the PC because I can go to another PC on the network and start copying once again. I did re-boot the PC, delete temp files, temp internet files without success. Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated.
Question by:alhuebscher
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    I found this which might fix your problem ...

    If you receive the error "Insufficient system resources
    exist to complete the requested service" while trying to
    copy a file from a network location to Sharepoint perform
    the following:

    1)       Unhide system folders and files

    2)       Delete the temporary files from: C:\Documents
    and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary
    Internet Files\Content.IE5 - This is probably gigs of

    3)       Reboot the computer and go into safe mode with
    the command prompt. Go to C:\Documents and
    Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    Files\Content.IE5 and delete index.dat.

    4)       Reboot computer

    Obviously there is a flaw in XP that this temporary
    location is not emptied nor is the dat file cleaned after
    a copy process to Sharepoint (or SQL). The index.dat file
    fills to 15,792KB and stops which causes the error.


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