Could not copy as this is too large size file

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Tsewang Dorjai Posts 1 Registration date Friday December 6, 2013 Status Member Last seen December 7, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013 at 03:34 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Dec 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Hello,



I have 8 GB size pen drive. When I copy 5.9 GB size movie file in to the pen drive and it says "could not copy as this is too large size file". I could not understand that why it says too large as there is 8 GB size of pendrive and the pendrive was empty when copy the movie. So please give me the solution for it.

Thanks.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Dec 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM
The problem is caused by the fact that the file system of the drive on which you intend to create the file is FAT32. This file system has a 'natural' limitation for the maximum file size it can handle, which is 4GB. You could reformat the drive using NTFS

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