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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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Some flash drives can't take files that are too big. Ever. Sorry. It just says "file too big"when it goes over a certain percentage of total (not free) space on the drive.

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