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Sonic MyDVD - not enough disc space

I keep getting the error message not enough disc space all of sudded. I keep removing unwanted files. There should be plenty of space but everytime I try and burn a DVD from file it says the same thing.

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  • shashakhan Jan 30, 2009

    1) I would start burning a home video on Sonic and then about 45 minutes later, an error message saying "Not enough disc space".

    2) Okay. Ive just tried to burn a shorter home video (3.25 GB approx) and it worked.

    But I see what is happening. Before I burned the DVD my free space was 6.68 - after burning it is now 3.56. Why has this happened.

    Capacity of C drive is 146GB

    Used space is 142GB

    Free space 3.56

    It seems every time I burn a DVD the available space goes down.

    3) Physical memory:

    Total 1046508

    Available 504068

    4) The software runs fine. What I want burn is my wedding DVD and I have burnt it on numerous occasions it is 4.6GB.

  • shashakhan Feb 03, 2009

    Thank you Dotball. Is there anyway I can stop my HDD space disappearing just by burning a DVD?

    As I mentioned, before I burned the DVD my free space was 6.68GB - after burning it is now 3.56GB. Why has this happened?

    Thanks in advance

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I had the same problem.

    Is there anyway I can stop my HDD space disappearing just by burning a DVD?

    As I mentioned, before I burned the DVD my free space was 8.5GB - after burning it is now 5.5GB. Why has this happened?

    I checked Tool-> Options and I did not see the Temp files.

    Thanks for your help

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    Dot Ball May 11, 2010

    OK, Shashakhan, lets do a reconisaince and gather some information;

    1. Can you post "exactly" what the error message says,

    2. Can you pls post how much disk space your system (C:) drive has (open "My Computer", if you see the C: drive 'system' or 'windows', click once on that and a list at the left side will dispaly "Details" were you will see "Free Space" and "Total Size"

    3. Can you please post how much effective memory is being reported on your system (right click on your taskbar at the bottom of the screen, go to 'Task Manager', go to the 'Performance' tab, at the botton there will be "Physical Memory" we need the amount in "Total" and "Available"),

    4. Can you please post the size of the total of the files you want to burn.

    From your question, it appears that the software, Sonic MyDVD, is loaded and running OK, and that you are just running out of room on the disk to accommodate what you want to put there. If you believe this to not be the case can you please post something that suggests to you otherwise.


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Well, sonic dvd creates temporary files. I noticed it doesnt delete those files. they are somewhere in documents & Settings\(user)\
i can't seem to recall the exact place but its either under Application data or Local Settings\
you can check the disk size for these two folders and or the size for sonic folder in these two. would take few clicks and im sure you will reach there.
sorry for the partial answer as its been over 2 years when I had to find the missing disk space =)

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  • gemx Dec 15, 2009

    ok , check this folder C:\Documents and settings\\Application Data\Sonic\Recordnow!

    replace with your current user


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Shashakan, definately your HDD space. Your computer should be warning you of low disc space with less than 5% of free space.
Try and clear some rubbish off you harddrive, 4GB out of a 150GB HDD is not much. For DVD/disc burning, it would be wise to have AT LEAST that much room on the HDD PLUS much more to give Windows some working space - I would try and recover another 6GB of space so you have at least 10GB when burning, that's over double what the burning size will be. You said something about burning 6GB, the usual DVD holds 4GB, unless your burning to a dual layered disc, in which case you would have to have the comparable disc AND dual layer burning drive.
And, slow down your burning speed. You may need to break your movie up onto 2 discs - it's one you want to be sure you've got right and not loose half your wedding video.

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    Dot Ball Feb 03, 2009

    Shashakhan, I'm not familiar with the software's options, but there may be something in the 'Options', 'Tools', 'Preferences' of Sonic that will describe where temp files are saved or a location on your HDD where the program stores files for burning.

    When a disc has finished being made, does the program ask you to 'Save the Project' - if so, don't. You don't need to save the recording unless you plan to make further copies in the future - you original files that you burnt will remain untouched.

    Ok, if you can find the location where Sonic is temp saving your burn sessions, you go there and delete what's there.

    I'm guessing it could be in one of 2 places, in your Temp files, or in My Documents and in a folder called something like My Movies or Sonic or something related to burning DVDs. While ur in My Docs, have a look at each folders size (hover over the folder icon with the mouse cursor, or, right-click on the folder and go down to Properties) and check the sizes for one that is unusually large.

    Are you familiar with finding your Temp folder and emptying it - do you do a 'Disk Cleanup' often? You should, it'll remove unwanted, filling, temp files.

    Let me know how you go and what you'd like to do next.

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