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Cannot transfer video file from hard drive

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  1. joshl

    joshl Thread Starter

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    I have a 4.5 GB avi file that I'm trying to cut and paste from my C drive to an external hard drive. Although I have about 12 GB of free space left on my C drive, I get an error saying "cannot copy...not enough free disc space.

    How much more space do I need to free up? Otherwise Any other ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Is the external formatted as fat32 or ntfs?
     
  3. joshl

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    fat32
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Then you now have your answer. Fat32 has a max file size of 4gig; it cannot copy a 4.5gig file. To fix this you have two options;
    1 Format and or convert the drive to ntfs
    2 Use a file splitter to split the file into whatever size you want.
     
  5. joshl

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    Great, thanks for the help! I think I'll leave as is. There's other programs I can move instead. I'm just trying to free up space on the C drive.
     
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    Make sure you have at least two copies of anything important. We have a saying; "Data you do not backup is data you do not care about"
     
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