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Why am I getting an error on my N drive when I try to open a file?

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Article SummaryIf you have 50 MB free space or less on your N drive, you will not be able to open files.
This article is intended for staff and students.
The most common reason to see an error message when opening a file on your N Drive is that you very little or no space left on your drive.
When the available space on your N drive drops below 50 MB, you will not be able to interact with your files until you free up space.
The solution is to delete unwanted files or transfer important files off your N drive until you have sufficient free space. You can do this by emailing them to yourself, use cloud storage, save to a USB drive, or delete unwanted files.
Note: All staff and students have their own OneDrive (free online storage) through the college - How do I access my Microsoft OneDrive?


  • You cannot save to a USB drive when you are connected to MyDesktop via your browser.
  • It is a good idea to try and keep 10% of your N drive free. This improves performance and avoids these problems



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