Sandisk 16 GB USB Drive wont accept large files says disk is full
I recently purchased a Sandisk 16 Gig USB drive. It states there are 14.9 Gigs free, but it will not even let me transfer a 6.95 Gig file onto it. It claims the disk is full. I even tried formating the drive, it still wont allow me to tranfer larger files onto it. Please help, this is making me very mad.
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What is the USB drive formatted as? Look in My Computer then right click the USB drive, select Properties. See what it says under "File System". My guess is the drive is formatted as FAT32. Now FAT32 has a size limitation of 4GB for a single file, which would explain the error. To get over this you need to reformat the USB drive as NTFS. Then it will accept the 6.95GB file. You can format the drive by right clicking it again and selecting "Format" ... choose NTFS from the drop down menu. Be aware that any data already on the drive will be wiped by the format so be sure to back it up before formatting.
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You will have to re-do your software Operating Software Windows and install it to D: as the primary drive. Why not just do a good cleaning of the main drive send anything over to D: that can be saved there and free up the primary drive making more room even better. Use the D: as a saving and use to gather all your goodies and take them off of the drive get rid of any unwanted software. Do a good cleanup I'm sure you will find lots of room once you do that. Just a suggestion! That is what I do I have one for the operating system only primary C: and the other for things I wish to save to it that is bigger than the primary since all I will be doing is using the space on C: to just run Windows. Then anything else I save I either burn to a disk, slap it on a USB Stick or send it to a free 5 gig service thus illuminating clogging of my drives. Most people do this when saving stuff they want to keep they get it off the primary drive in case of a crash. Again just a suggestion. John
what filing systems do the passport drives use and how large are each of the files ?
If they are fat 32 and the files are each larger then 4gb then that is why it will not work as fat32 does not support or allow more then 4gb per file due to the filing system so you would need to format it as NTFS if you want to store files larger then 4 gigs
That machine is too underpowared to run xp pro.
Windows XP Media Center Edition 1.6 GHz CPU, 256MB Ram, and DirectX 9 hardware-accelerated GPU
you may get it to run but it is going to be dead slow. you will be waiting forever to load any apps with a processor under a gig, and less than 512 mhz of memory, it may work for emulation, but that's even questionable. I don't want to aggrvate you but that config is a decade old. Vista for instance needs at least 2 gigs of ram and a dualcore to run right. sorry bud, if you are dead set on it, the only thing you coula do is juice up the memory, to whatever the board is rated to take, or I would run windows 98, peace
At least 10% of your drives should be free. You may just copy or cut your files from the D drive to a USB flash drive to relieve your D drive and make it work optimally. You may also opt to copy your files to a CD by dragging it to a blank CD.
Save all your files, your disk is risking to collapse at any time. You cannot efficently run Vista on a 10 GB hard disk. Minim efficient size it will be 40 GB or so.
Delete as many useless files as you can, use the hard drive cleaning tool that you find under all programs/accessories/system tools.
To save your file you can use the backup option in control panel, and save all files to an external USB stick or external hard drive or, do not use CD RW because the disk is full and there will be no space for disk image on hard drive.
If you want to keep using Vista I suggest replacing the hard drive for a bigger one.