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    • londonman81
    • By londonman81 26th Sep 10, 11:07 AM
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    Extracting .rar files - "disk is full" error
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:07 AM
    Extracting .rar files - "disk is full" error 26th Sep 10 at 11:07 AM
    I am trying to open up some .rar files. However, after a certain point during the extraction I get the error 'could not open, disk is full'.

    I noticed during a previous extraction process that my hard disk space falls rapidly. Yet I cannot the .rar file which is taking up this space.

    Any ideas on where the opened file is being saved so that I can delete?
    "To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant." Amos Bronson Alcott
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 26th Sep 10, 11:23 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:23 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:23 AM
    Extract to a different location .

    Its being saved where you decide to save .

    Double click EXTRACT TO you then decide where the location is .

    jje
  • amcluesent
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:26 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:26 AM
    AFAIK winrar uses the directory set by TEMP environment variable during the extract process, then moves over to the location specified for extract.
    • londonman81
    • By londonman81 26th Sep 10, 11:41 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:41 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:41 AM
    Looked under Temp folder but nothing there - still can't seem to figure out where it saved previous extraction...
    "To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant." Amos Bronson Alcott
  • totalsolutions
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:45 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:45 AM
    Extract the rar file again and note the save location?
    • googler
    • By googler 26th Sep 10, 11:54 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:54 AM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 11:54 AM
    Won't it, by default, be trying to extract to the same directory currently holding the .rar file?

    Another solution is to free space on the hard disk containing this directory so that the extraction doesn't fail..... old unused files, temp files, empty recycle bin, etc....
    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 26th Sep 10, 12:32 PM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 12:32 PM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 12:32 PM
    Its the temp folder that is full not he destination you can set it in rar where to put temp folder

    Its in options and then paths

  • Linbox
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    • 26th Sep 10, 7:36 PM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 7:36 PM
    "disk is full" - not enough room on the disk to open the file. Is this happening with everything or only winrar.
    If the rar files are say 1 gigabyte it needs at least that size free space again to open/decompress the file(s) (probably more as its a compressed file).

    Have you tried Izarc or 7zip both are free and will handle all types of rar/zip types

    Any how try this first -
    1. Empty recycle bin.
    2. Run the disk cleanup wizard. Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup
    3. Download and install CCleaner then run and cleaner.
    Last edited by Linbox; 26-09-2010 at 7:41 PM. Reason: more info
    • Richie-from-the-Boro
    • By Richie-from-the-Boro 26th Sep 10, 7:42 PM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 7:42 PM
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    • 26th Sep 10, 7:42 PM
    I am trying to open up some .rar files. However, after a certain point during the extraction I get the error 'could not open, disk is full'.

    I noticed during a previous extraction process that my hard disk space falls rapidly. Yet I cannot the .rar file which is taking up this space.

    Any ideas on where the opened file is being saved so that I can delete?
    Originally posted by londonman81
    Disk space .. .. you need two and a half times the space. Example undo a movie file of 4GiG onto a drive with 8GiG free will not work !

    How big are the *.rar [s] you are unarchiving ?
    How much space on the drive [ not folder ] you are unarchiving to ?
    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 26th Sep 10, 7:43 PM
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    as said its temp folder winrar unzips files in windows temp and it gets full solution set temp to another hard drive as shown
    thats assuming you have enough space before it then move temp file to destination


    • Richie-from-the-Boro
    • By Richie-from-the-Boro 26th Sep 10, 7:44 PM
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    "disk is full" - not enough room on the disk to open the file. Is this happening with everything or only winrar.
    If the rar files are say 1 gigabyte it needs at least that size free space again to open/decompress the file(s) (probably more as its a compressed file).

    Have you tried Izarc or 7zip both are free and will handle all types of rar/zip types

    Any how try this first -
    1. Empty recycle bin.
    2. Run the disk cleanup wizard. Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup
    3. Download and install CCleaner then run and cleaner.
    Originally posted by Linbox
    Izarc & 7zip both use temp folders don't they ?
  • calvin951
    I am trying to open up some .rar files. However, after a certain point during the extraction I get the error 'could not open, disk is full'.

    I noticed during a previous extraction process that my hard disk space falls rapidly. Yet I cannot the .rar file which is taking up this space.

    Any ideas on where the opened file is being saved so that I can delete?
    Originally posted by londonman81

    double click on the file and check the files inside then click extract too and change the path where you have space.
  • Linbox
    Izarc & 7zip both use temp folders don't they ?
    Originally posted by Richie-from-the-Boro
    yes they do but -

    1. is the disk full and does this only happen with winrar

    2. these are alternatives to winrar

    3. if disk space problem - try.....
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 27th Sep 10, 5:43 PM
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    Its a problem i have had with Win Rar over the years .
    Default is to unrar the file to the same location as the WinRar files . Once in a blue moon says disc full etc .
    Unrar to desktop cures the problem .

    jje
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