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How can I tell if a folder is full in Windows 7?

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How can I tell if a folder is full in Windows 7?
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awawadaCommented:
A Windows folder can't get full, if you have enough space.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
In Windows, a folder will not get to full capacity unless you have quotas setup for users.  If you have not set that up, then the folder will expand until there is no free space on the hard drive.

Here is how you setup quotas

http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=55667

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd163561.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733029.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkkNNxGHRb8

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/312841-per-user-quota-on-a-common-shared-folder
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Edwin HofferTechnical ExpertCommented:
Dear morinia,

Windows folders posses no limit for storage; though your folder capacity depends on your hard disk storage space. To view the folder “size on disk”, you just need to select the folder -> right click and select properties.

There you could locate the file size and therefore take steps accordingly.

Feel free to contact for further queries.

Thanks

Edwin J Hopper
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
the number of files per volume is 4,294,967,295 which means you can't go beyond that for a folder (though i doubt you would ever get that high on a single folder)

however, if you have a folder with tens of thousands of files in it, explorer will likely be very slow trying to show directory information for that many files.  at my last place we had a system with a couple hundred thousand files in it (2008 R2 server) and the system had MFT issues

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781134%28WS.10%29.aspx

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780559%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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moriniaAdvanced Analytics AnalystAuthor Commented:
Experts,

I was trying to run a job that runs everyday.  The process ended when trying to copy a txt file to a folder.  Since space is not an issue the only other thing I can think of is that the access to the folder may have been modified.

Attached is a copy of the error I am getting.
Access-Error.doc
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Check the folder's share permissions. they could have been changed or deleted. It may help if the pc with that folder is rebooted.
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Lee IngallsDirector of IT/TS, Quality and FinanceCommented:
Hello morinia,

Just in case there is a mis-interpretation of "full folder" and you are actually referring to the volume or physical harddrive I would use the very handy tool called TreeSize to see where all your diskspace is being used by folder/directory.
https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
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moriniaAdvanced Analytics AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all,

I asked the incorrect question.  The problem was in the permissions.  The file was moved over the weekend.
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