USB stick not big enough???

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montemag

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I just purchased and received a 64 GB USB cruzer stick for my computer- I purchased that size because my son just got married and I am transferring over his pics and video from my computer hard drive to the USB stick to save the space on my computers hard drive. The picture file was 9.91 GB and the video file is 19.8 Gb-- on the properties button of the file it says this- size on disc- 19.8 GB (21,310,193,664 bytes)..
I moved over the picture file with no problem BUT when I try to move over the video file it says not enough storage to accept it. BUT I bought this 64 GB size so that I would have no problem with these 2 large files?? Why is this happening? Any ideas?? And yet the stick says after moving over the pictures only file- that there is still over 45 GB free space on the stick??? So why is is not allowing the video file of 19.8 GB to be moved to it as well???
I even deleted the pics and started from scratch and it still would not accept the video file??
 

crjdriver

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Is the flash drive formatted as FAT32 or NTFS?
I am transferring over his pics and video from my computer hard drive to the USB stick to save the space on my computers hard drive.
Be sure and have more than one copy of the data. Data you do not have at least two copies [on separate media] is data you do not care about AND you should expect to lose said data.
 

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my son just got married and I am transferring over his pics and video from my computer hard drive to the USB stick to save the space on my computer's hard drive.
I concur with crjdriver.
Make sure that flash drive is formatted in NTFS.
Make sure you have at least 2 reliable copies of those photos and videos.

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Most flash drives do come formatted as fat32 which has a 4gig limit in file sizes it can except (that's file size not folder size). When you go to format the drive, if there is no selection to format as NTFS in the drop down you have to go into the drives properties (right click the drive letter) and select the hardware tab. Then highlight the drive in the list and click the properties button below and set the Policies tab to "Optimize for Performance" and then NTFS can be selected in the format window drop down. After the drive is formatted as NTFS you can change the policies back to Optimize for Quick Removal if you want.

Here is another method with screen shots to walk you through the procedure:
http://www.ntfs.com/quest22.htm
 
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