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Error message that my external "My Book Essential Edition" with

500 GB is full at 4GB whenI know there is plenty of space. How do I fix this. Kingman

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If it's a Windows system, if your drive is formatted for the FAT32 file system, the limit for a single file is 4GB. Convert it to NTFS using Windows as follows:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

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