I have a problem with my *gb Pendrive

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November 26, 2011 at 18:12:33
Specs: Windows XP, compaq presario
I have two 8 gb flash drives. One PNY and One Sandisc Cruzer. Both are formatted and empty and neither one will allow me to copy a file larger than about 4 gb from what I can tell. I can copy multiple files adding up to over 4 gb however. I am trying to copy over a movie file that is 4,577,673 Kb. Its an MKV file. Every time I try on either drive it pops up a window that says " The disk in the destination drive is full. Insert a new disk to continue." So I hit retry and it pops another error that says "Cannot copy filename: There is not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again." Both drives are formatted with FAT32. I don't know how to format them with NTFS as I think this is the issue. If someone can please help me with this or suggest a drive utility that will work to format the drives in the NTFS filesystem that would be greatly helpful. :)

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November 28, 2011 at 10:58:17
Yes, FAT32 cannot accept a file greater than 4GB. You need to format them NTFS.
If NTFS is not available as an option, you need to change the drive's "removal policy".
Set it to "Optimise for performance" then click 'OK'.
You'll need to do that for both flash drives.

See this: http://www.ntfs.com/quest22.htm

Once you've formatted them to NTFS, you are free to change the removal policy back if you wish. Doing so will not "remove" the NTFS formatting, nor will it damage the data.


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