FIX: "There is not enough space" error message when you try to copy a file from a computer to a redirected USB drive that is attached to a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3-based device

Consider the following scenario:
  • You establish a Remote Desktop Procedure (RDP) connection from a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3-based device to a computer.
  • The computer runs one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1 )
    • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • A USB storage device is attached to the CE device.
  • The drive direction feature is enabled on the CE device, and the USB drive is redirected to the computer.
  • You try to copy a file from the computer to the USB drive.

In this scenario, if the file size is larger than the volume size of the CE device, but the file size is smaller than the volume size of the USB storage device, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
There is not enough space on CE_volume_name_or_folder_name. You need an additional nnn MB to copy these files.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update June 2011. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is as follows:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb60-110128-kb2492159-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 2492159 and that is contained in the January 2011 monthly update.

To resolve this problem immediately, download this Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update from one of the following Microsoft websites:

Windows EmbeddedMicrosoft Download Center


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Installer files
File nameFile sizeDateTime
Files that are included in this update package
File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Windows embedded ce 6.0_update_kb2564314.htm7,66130-Jun-201123:03110630_kb2564314
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 2564314 - Last Review: 06/21/2014 16:31:00 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3

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