Can't tranfer large files like 5GB or more

Gigayte / P45
December 21, 2009 at 14:03:06
Specs: Windows XP 32
I can't transfer large files from my pc to any external device. Any file which is like 5 Gb or more just won't transfer. When I try to it will say destination drive full, even though there are 100's of Gbs free. It doesn't just happen on one externl device it happens on all my pen drives and external hard drives. Whats wrong?

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#1
December 21, 2009 at 14:05:48
If the file system on the external media is FAT32, you cannot transfer files nearing 4GB and over. This is by design. The only way to overcoime it is convert FAT32 to NTFS. NTFS has no file trsnafer limitation.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#2
December 21, 2009 at 15:13:44
Really? You can't tranfers to fat32 anyway at all if its over 4ish gb?

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#3
December 21, 2009 at 16:02:22
"You can't tranfers to fat32 anyway at all if its over 4ish gb?"

Yep, that's right!

"The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte (232−1 bytes). Video applications, large databases, and some other software easily exceed this limit. Larger files require another formatting type such as NTFS."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_A...


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#4
December 21, 2009 at 17:22:44
Ok Thanks, so are there any diadvantanges of refromatting to ntfs?

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#5
December 22, 2009 at 05:40:05
"are there any diadvantanges of refromatting to ntfs?"

NTFS can not be read by Windows 95/98/ME


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