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File transfer over 4 gb

I am having a problem with file transfers. on files under 4 gb there is no problem, but when it is over 4 it tells me that there is not enough free disk space. when going to properties is says i still have over 200 gb of available space. both of the drives are 500 gb western digital my book. any potential solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have a similar issue, can copy paste or transfer files under Xgb everything is fine, but I am trying to copy data of 9gb or larger, a message “not enough disk space” when I have over 400gb of free space. Is there a USB, windows xp, or WD limitation?



    Dennis

  • Nateska Feb 26, 2009

    i have the same problem as rob, files over 4gb won't copy over, which i don't get? i can copy 120 gb of seperate files over at once, but no, not over 4gb, whats up with that?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    The MY BOOK that I have is all ready formatted to NTFS and still will not take anything over 4 gb

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It's the limitation of the FAT32 file system format of the drive. The only solution is to reformat the drive as NTFS.

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Go to run in the start menu type CMD then a black screen will be shown type chkdsk/f chkdsk/x
chkdsk/r

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