File Validation Pre run Disc Free Space Check

Cycles Windows Beta Beta

File validation appears to require disc free space of at least twice the size of the data file to complete successfully, otherwise it will silently fail leaving the user with a data file twice the size of the original file.
Could the validation routine be revised to make a pre run free space check and fail with an appropriate error message?

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  • Snowman
    Snowman Member ✭✭✭✭

    If your free space is so low that it is less that 2x the size of your Quicken file you need a larger hard drive. They are very inexpensive and if you still have an old mechanical drive the Solid State Drives will be faster, run cooler than that old mechanical drive.

  • UserDavidC
    UserDavidC Member ✭✭✭✭

    Although I agree with @Snowman that if @Cycles computer is that low on space, a new hard drive makes sense.

    However, I am of the opinion that programs should verify the resources needed and provide the user with an error message and not require special handling or leaving work unfinished.

    I voted up this idea.

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  • Snowman
    Snowman Member ✭✭✭✭

    @UserDavidC I agree that programs should verify the resources needed but sadly the programmer's of today do not think like that. They operate (on the false assumption) that there will always be unlimited resources for the program. I write custom databases in Access and in the backup routines I have the backup check for enough space on the target drive and if there is enough space do the backup and if there is not display a message so that the appropriate action can take place.