How Can I Fix Excel “Not Enough Disk Space” Error.

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asked Apr 20, 2017 in MS Excel Issues by Sherry (350 points)
Can anyone have a solution to fix excel “not enough disk space” error. I am trying to save an Excel spreadsheet, and when I try, I receive the following error: There is not enough disk space. Free enough disk space, and then try again. I closed all other applications, ran disk cleanup. Still get error. Please help

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answered Apr 20, 2017 by Sherry (350 points)
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To fix this problem you need to set temporary directory to the drive with free space available (2-3 times of the original spreadsheet size). Fix the Windows environment variable to use it. Do the following:

  • Open System in Control Panel.
  • On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables, then click the name of the user variable (TEMP or TMP) you want to change.
  • Click Edit to change value.
  • Set path to the location where temporary data should be stored (e.g., e:\).
  • Restart computer for changes to take in effect.
  • Run the software again.

You can also use the special environment variable called OFFICERECOVERY_TMP to set the directory where Recovery for Excel should store its temporary files. Use the method shown above to add/edit environment variable.

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