Windows Easy Transfer Error

I recently upgraded my XP to Windows 7 and during the process created a Windows Easy Transfer file.  The file created without any trouble and I saved it to an external hard drive.  When I went to reload it back, after installing Windows 7, I got an error - isn't enough disk space available to transfer files and settings.  My hard drive is currently in two partitions - c: (20gb) which contains my operating system and d: (200+gb).  The c: drive is full and when I go to advanced in the Windows Easy looks like it is trying to transfer data there.   I am not sure what to do next....

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 736 Applies to:


I would suggest you to extend the c drive partition so that you can transfer the files without any problem.


If your D drive is empty then I would suggest you to go to disk management and extend the C drive partition, here are the steps:


1.      Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  1. In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
  2. Right click on the D partition and delete volume.
  3. Then right click on the c partition, click on extend volume and follow the instructions.
  4. You will get an option to enter the space to extend in MB so please enter the space you want to extend and then follow the instructions.

If you have any data on the D drive, then I would suggest you to shrink D partition and give another name for the new partition transfer the data from the D partition to new partition.

Once you have copied the data follow the above steps to delete D partition and then extend new partition and try transferring the data and check if you get the error message.


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