13 January 2012

Fix: Windows Error 0x80070718: Not enough quota is available to process this command

This unhelpful message appeared on my computer today when moving some files. I run Active Directory and Roaming Profiles so my first thought was if I’d set a user disk quota, however this wasn’t the case. A quick search pointed me in the direction of:
Control Panel, Sync Center, Offline Files, Manage Offline Files (left hand side), Disk Usage tab, Change Limits
(Windows 7 64bit)

Once I’d increase the disk usage all was well again. Now Why didn’t they put the words ‘Offline Files’ in the error message or perhaps even a link?

107 comments:

  1. Absolute magic. Interestingly, I've had to save most offline files twice recently. This is probably a sign that this was going to happen...
    On my laptop i had to take a slightly different route..
    Control Panel, SYNCH CENTRE, Offline Files, Manage Offline Files, Disk Usage tab, Change Limits

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    1. Glad it was helpful. Thanks for the correction: I had typed "Offline Files" into the Control Panel search box but I've updated the post now.

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    2. Thanks for the help. That was great info.

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    3. Woohoo, it worked! My computer was crashing and going super slow and increasing my offline files space was the answer, yes! Thank you, thank you, thank you

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    4. Thank you so much! I was getting very frustrated and thought there was no way I'd be able to sort it out without the help of my IT dept who aren't around now as it's after office hours. You are a life saver :-)

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    5. Incredible!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    6. I can only echo the sentiments of the people above - GREAT thanks!

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    7. Thank you! I have been plagued with this error since getting my new Samsung Ultrabook and this fix worked perfectly!

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    8. Following your guidelines , it took heaps of stress of me - Thank you so much !

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    9. Thank you so much!

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    10. That simple fix is the fantastic

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    11. It solved the problem.
      Thank You

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    12. Perfect - thanks Phil! It made sense, once we remembered the MD had Offline Files set.

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    13. Thank you very much, this solved my problem immediately and it seems that it also increased the speed of my computer significantly!

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    14. Thanks a million, you are a star.

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  2. Thanks Phil - right to the point

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  3. Brilliant. Not v techy so no idea what caused the problem, but whatever it was that fixed it!

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  4. Thanks for the solution...spot on.

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  5. thank you, this was great!

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  6. Brilliant! Easy enough and worked like a charm. THANKS for taking the time to share.

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  7. Thank you very much, I've come upon this problem sometimes before but never found a solution until now.

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  8. Cheers Phil...saved me much time. Karma increase +2.

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  9. Phil. You rock!!! Thank you. :)

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  10. You are a genius......seriously I have been dealing with this for weeks and just came across your post.....THANKS!

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  11. Thank you.

    This indeed worked.

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  12. Thanks. Returning from the brink of insanity...

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  13. Thanks Also. Helped me heaps. I was also getting an error from iTunes related to this - The error was "an unknown error occurred (-50)".

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    1. I got the iTunes error as the initial symptom before the windows one, but all fixed now :-) Thank you

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  14. How fabulous!! Thank you!! :)

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  15. Thanks for the help with this. The Microsoft official answer was way more complicated than I wanted to deal with.

    This was easy to do and worked. =)

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  16. Perfect fix! THanks so much!

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  17. Thanks for the simple solution, I wish all help was so useful.:-)

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  18. Thanks, I was having problems with iTunes and this solved it.

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  19. You saved me loads of time!

    Thanks
    /The swede

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  20. Phil - THANKS!!!! You saved me SO MUCH time and frustration!

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  21. Thanks! Saved my day, spot on!
    /a

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  22. Thanks this did the Trick

    Best Regards
    Hassan

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  23. Phil - You made my day!
    I owe you a beer :D

    /HelgeA, Sweden

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  24. Awesome, short sweet and succinct... why can't Microsoft post helpful answers like this.

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  25. Fantastic. Thanks a million, you have saved me throwing my laptop out of the window.

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  26. Thanks Phil, that was perfect, saved a good few hours of endless searching.

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  27. Nicely done, did the trick!

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  28. I could bloody kiss you!!! Worked a treat!!!

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  29. Thank you! Worked like a charm and ended my frustration. So grateful to you. :)

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  30. Brilliant - much clearer than Microsoft website

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  31. Thanks so much! I have been fooling around with this problem for a few months--HP desk, Apple desk, my IT guy..... I was trying to import my iphone pics and some off of a card reader. You were the only one who had the answer. Noce when it sll works out. Thanks again!

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  32. I see that I am not the only one! Really appreciate the advice.

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  33. Worked a treat! Thanks, Phil :-)

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  34. Thanks Phil, I would never b able to solve it by myself.

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  35. Thanks mate. Elegant solution. I googled and naively took first link (wiki-error), downloaded a registery clean-up, got stung for the $30 touch, no difference! Another lesson. Big ups to you!

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  36. Thanks a bunch Phil. The IT folks thought it was malware or a virus last time and re-imaged my laptop. Luckily this time I found your blog first. Perfect fix.
    Cheers

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  37. I am using Windows XP Home edition and I’m getting the same “not enough quota error” but I do not have the Off Line files option available. Is that something I need to specifically configure? I don’t have a Sync Center and I don’t see an Off Line files in MyComputer-->tools-->folder options. I’m only trying to copy a folder from the C drive to new 2TB expansion drive, and it has taken me all morning trying different things and I still get this quota error. This is really nutty.

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    1. Are you logged on as the Administrator account? As this will show you the Offline Files, the way your trying. It is hidden to standard users.

      Sync Centre is only in Windows Vista/7.

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  38. Thank you so much! I've been trying to get this problem fixed for months using outside tech support. I finally researched it myself and came across your simple fix and it worked!

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  39. Thanks so much. I could no longer import videos from my Panasonic SDR-H18 digital video camera and couldn't figure out why not. It then started telling me it couldn't find the library (which I could see) When I tried to create a new library, I got the Windows error # and then got here by googling that number. That fix solved everything.

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  40. Your blog post saved my day. Thank you so much!

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  41. Thanks very much, a handy tip.

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  42. Thank you! I also assumed this was a quota on the server. Thanks for ending my tail chasing!

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  43. Great solution, Many thanks

    Doug

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  44. Another satisfied customer here! thanks, I wonder why the error message did not say that in the first place.

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  45. Like those ahead of me have said, you have incrementally made the world a better place with this little tip!

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  46. Thank you Phil!
    Our company is currently looking to replace our IT person.
    I was trying to delete old files, and kept getting the annoying error 0x80070718 message. Thanks to Google and you, I was able to delete the files. Great Job!
    Kim

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  47. Control Panel, Sync Center, Offline Files after that unable to open Manage Offline Files. when i clicked its not responding

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  48. It worked! Thanks so much!

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  49. Thanks - this worked for an issue I was having, too!

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  50. Terrific! Easy and effective fix - once I've benefited from the insight. Will add my kudos for Phil as well. Thanks!

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  51. I cannot thank you enough. I tried a lot of other troubleshooting suggestions and yours worked. Thanks again!

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  52. thank you, extremely helpful

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  53. Thank you!
    I was lucky, I found your post right away. And wha-la, problem solved. :-)

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  54. Genius! Thankyuothankyouthankyou!!!

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  55. I found loads of thanks for this but I am worried about something. I have increased the disk quota far too many times and its bothering me that the disk quota is going over 55GB for some users after the sync centre has been activated. This is currently happening for more than one users and increasing the quota only seems to solve the problem for then.

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  56. Thank you! Your post is absolutly helpful and saved me a lot of time. Regards, Cornelius

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  57. Hero Fixed my problem!

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  58. Thanks! Worked like a charm. Tried to reset my quota a different way per our IT guy and it wouldn't let me change it. This way did and now I can save to My Documents again! Thanks again!

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  59. Thank you thank you thank you!
    Microsoft fixit couldn't fix it but you did!!!!

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  60. Yes, this worked great! The same error message appeared on my previous laptop and my IT guy tried using the Microsoft Cleanup Tool - ended up corrupting the entire file structure. I've noticed that both times I got this error was soon after using my iPhone5 as a modem (Personal Hotspot) while I was traveling. Could this be a cause?

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  61. muchas gracias. de puta madre, magnifico. eso es saber ! thks

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  62. Great !!! now it works again !!!
    I was trying to save a very big file and all what I got was a very useless "Document not saved" message.
    Than I tried to move and copy the file into others folder and I got the Error 0x80070718
    ...then I had finally something to search for ...and I found your great support!
    Thanks again :-)

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  63. Great job, find some one who straight to the point solves a very annoying issue! .....Legend

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  64. Thanks you save me alot of time!-wc

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  65. Great! Solved my problem. Thanks a lot!

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  66. Offline files quota was the problem. Thanks!

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  67. Thanks you are the Boss !!!

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  68. Thanks a million. Why are we still buying Windows machines?

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  69. "Now Why didn’t they put the words ‘Offline Files’ in the error message or perhaps even a link?"

    Because they are too big to be held accountable and they won't hold themselves accountable.

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