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17-Apr-2008, 04:08 PM #1
Too large for the destination file system.
I get this whenever I try to move the file to either one of my external Hard Drive.

There's plenty of room on either, so what's the problem?

(And I pretty much own every DVD or VHS of Star Wars I could lay my hands on, FYI ; )
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17-Apr-2008, 04:36 PM #2
They're FAT volumes. You need to split the file into smaller parts. I think the max file size for FAT drives is 4.00 GB. You might be able to reformat your external hard drive using NTFS. Try right clicking on it in Computer, then click Format... and choose NTFS in the dropdown menu under File System. Note that this will erase all data on the drive.

To split the file, I recommend using HJSplit from here. It is a very lightweight program and no installation is required.

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17-Apr-2008, 04:45 PM #3
You can also convert the drive......
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11-Jun-2013, 01:53 AM #4
Originally Posted by mtbird View Post
You can also convert the drive......
THANKS mtbird ! That really saved my day.

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