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rar extract error -not enough disk space

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:58 pm
by japilcher
attempting to extract rar archive - I get not enough disk space error . dispite there being 145 GB available for a 70 GB archive .

using 8.2, same issue appeared in 7 , I had hoped it would be fixed by now

Re: rar extract error -not enough disk space

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:34 am
by Mibbler
Is that 145 GB available after the rars are already downloaded? Because they'll take up at least 70 GB and they won't be deleted until the archive is extracted, so a total of 140 GB. And there might be temporary files that bring it over 145 GB.

Re: rar extract error -not enough disk space

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:48 pm
by japilcher
145 after rars downloaded yes , I other words there is still a ton of space on the drive left. I can use an archive utility to extract tot he same drive - same folder even, and it will complete successfully without complaint

Re: rar extract error -not enough disk space

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 am
by japilcher
that may be true with things like documents that can be compressed , but video is not compressed that much. A 70 GB archive is not going to expand to 145 GB. When I actually unzip with 7zip it does so without complaint and tons of room to spare. I have to manually enter the password - then delete the files afterward, which is one of the selling points for newsleecher, ie it will do that for you . Is there a setting or registry key that specifies that there must be 2x the size of the archive or more available before it will unpack ?