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can't transfer a 4.9gig file to ext. drive w/194 gig left

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  1. tecumseh2k

    tecumseh2k Thread Starter

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    See the attached screenshots.

    All my attempts at transferring a "4.9 gig .mkv movie file" to my external Western Digital 500 gig HD (with 194 gig left) have failed.

    Can anyone explain how this might be possible?
     

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  2. Gulo Luseus

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    I know there is a limit to the size of file that can be transferred, under XP, vista or due to partitioning method (NTFS< FAT 32 etc). I cant remeber which, but i think there is an upper limit of 4 point something. I am sure another poster will be able to affirm, sorry I cant remeber the specifics :(
     
  3. BG-0

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    A "quick" solution would be to zip or rar it to two pieces, then transfer the archives to the drive, and unpack on the target machine...
     
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    I should have known win would have the answer! Thanks for clarifying, I know the max size now! :) :)
     
  7. tecumseh2k

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    Thanks so much. That's the first time I've tried a file that size.
     
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