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FAT32 files Computer says that FAT32 files can only use 4g of 120g. Help! Can I divide USBFLB120 to get more on drive?

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One of the limitations of the FAT32 format is that it can only hold 4 Gb in any ONE file. Multiple files can hold more size, but a single file can only be up to 4 Gb in size. If this does not fit your needs, consider reformatting the drive to NTFS, which does not have this limitation.
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