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Microsoft KB Archive/107797

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PC Gen: Disk Space Not Checked When Saving Attachments

Article ID: 107797

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Mail Client 2.1
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.2
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 2.1, when used with:
    • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2, when used with:
    • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q107797

SYMPTOMS

When saving an attachment associated with a message, Microsoft Mail for Windows and Microsoft Mail for PC Networks, MS-DOS workstation do not verify if there is enough disk space before attempting to write the file to the desired disk's location.

Versions 2.1 through 3.2 of the MS-DOS Mail client and version 2.1 of the Windows Mail client will display the following message:

Notice 13 Disk Full or Error Writing to Disk

Version 3.0 through 3.2 of the Windows Mail client will display the following message:

STOP! An error occurred while writing the file to disk.
Check that there is enough disk space and try again.

The status of unavailable disk space on the destination drive is only displayed to the user at the point when it occurs, but not prior to initiating the Save Attachment action.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in versions 2.1, 3.0, 3.0b, or 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows and version 2.1, 3.0, or 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks, MS-DOS workstation. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Additional query words: 2.10 3.00 3.00b 3.20

Keywords: KB107797