jump drive file too large to view on Windows 10?

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June 6, 2018 at 07:05:25
Specs: Windows 10, 4.00GB
inserted jump drive, accessed correct folder, right-clicked to open, and next screen stated that the file was too large. This jump drive contains 6.68GB of my daughter's wedding pictures that I want to view and then select the ones I want to print. Have already selected "Photos" as default app to open file, and also selected "Photos" for the default app for jpeg program.

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#1
June 6, 2018 at 09:47:14
i have a feeling its a ntfs/fat32 filesystem issue

is it a single file of larger than 4GB (4096MB) or just random pictures?(.rar/.zip archive would be a single file too)
is your windows version 32bit?

im thinking your windows PC's Hard drive or SSD is formatted in fat32, making the maximum size it can handle 4096MB

also is this the exact message:

"File is too Large for Destination File System"?

I found this:
https://www.easeus.com/partition-ma...
but would not recommend it as of right now, since that would mean converting your boot-drive from fat32 to NTFS & im not sure yet that is the problem

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#2
June 6, 2018 at 16:20:54
I think that they key here is that you are trying to open/view these files. If you copy the entire folder to your desktop (it will take a while), then you should be able to open and view as well as print them. Then you can decide if you want to keep the entire folder or choose any number of them and paste them into your normal photo folder(s) to also keep as copies. Do not cut or delete from the original drive so you can return it intact.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 7, 2018 at 03:21:04
"im thinking your windows PC's Hard drive or SSD is formatted in fat32, making the maximum size it can handle 4096MB"

I doubt a single photo file (even a professional hi-res TIFF) is anything like 4GB!


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#4
June 7, 2018 at 05:53:01
Don't get too strung up with what happens automatically when you insert the drive - that can be set to whatever you prefer. The drive only contains files and folders. Some, typically those with a .jpg extension, are pictures. These, if not already, should be set to open with the picture viewer of your choice, such as Photos. Photos should only be the default app for picture files, not any old file that happens to be put on a flash drive (jump drive).

Just look inside the drive and see what you have. Set yourself to show file extensions which makes things a lot clearer and easy to understand.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
June 7, 2018 at 22:34:58
Your best option would be to resize the photos or move to a photo editor / viewer that can handle the pixel dimensions of your photos.

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