Re: Can't Backup to 4GB USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by Cal Learner-- MVP, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. In microsoft.public.money, Tom wrote:

    >I recently got a 4GB USB flash drive which I intend to use for backing up
    >important files, like my money backups.
    >
    >I have setup Money to backup to the flash drive every three days, but I have
    >a problem: Money tells me that the disk is out of space...
    >
    >How can this be? It's 4GB... It's not out of space. The only thing on it
    >would be the Money files. I've tested by moving some other files there,
    >100's of MB, so I know it's not the flash drive...
    >
    >Why won't Money let me backup my flash drive? Anyone have the same issue?


    There were some other reports posted here. The workaround is to add
    enough files onto the drive such that there is less than 2 GB of
    free space remaining. :-O
     
    Cal Learner-- MVP, Jan 3, 2007
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  2. Cal Learner-- MVP

    Tom Guest

    Thank you very much. I did what you suggested and it worked. Odd.

    "Cal Learner-- MVP" wrote:

    > In microsoft.public.money, Tom wrote:
    >
    > >I recently got a 4GB USB flash drive which I intend to use for backing up
    > >important files, like my money backups.
    > >
    > >I have setup Money to backup to the flash drive every three days, but I have
    > >a problem: Money tells me that the disk is out of space...
    > >
    > >How can this be? It's 4GB... It's not out of space. The only thing on it
    > >would be the Money files. I've tested by moving some other files there,
    > >100's of MB, so I know it's not the flash drive...
    > >
    > >Why won't Money let me backup my flash drive? Anyone have the same issue?

    >
    > There were some other reports posted here. The workaround is to add
    > enough files onto the drive such that there is less than 2 GB of
    > free space remaining. :-O
    >
    >
     
    Tom, Jan 4, 2007
    #2
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