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I'm trying to move a 5.46 gig file from my HD to a new 1-TB HD and it tells me the file is to large for the destination file system. Does anyone know why I can't move 5 gig file to a terabyte? I'm trying  to move a 4.34Gib file to a brand new my book 500GB hard drive and it says that the file is to large for the destination file system.

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You probably use FAT32
this filesystem can not handle files larger than 4GB
to fix this format your drive to NTFS

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