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Can't transfer file to flash drive

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  1. macdon

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    Using Win 10 64 bit. I have a mp4 file, 7.7g that I want to transfer to flash drive. The flash drive is 36g and there is nothing else on it. When I check "Properties" on flash drive there's ample room, but when I try to move the file I det an error message saying the file is too big.
     
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    Have you formatted that 36 GB(?) flash drive in the NTFS file system?

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    It may be a bad drive... i have had that issue before.

    Though this makes sense on why mine didn't work...

    "Files larger than 4GB can NOT be stored on a FAT32 volume. Formatting the flash drive as exFAT or NTFS will resolve this issue. "

    The flash drive i use are FAT32 due to the their use.
     
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    If the Usb stick is using the Fat32 file-system the largest file you can put onto it is 4GB.
    You need to format it using the NTFS file-system (as Frank implied), then it will work with larger files
     
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