I have an Archos PMA 400 and after i changed it's format to NTFS to put a file larger than 4 gb on it, it stopped turning on. I successfully put the file into a different computer but after that, the archos just won't turn on. A red screen shows up and says " error code 3, file system corrupted." I dont know what to do, please help.
I hard tried the same thing to transfer a 6.7GB file to another computer.I had formated the drive as an NTFS drive. when i turned archos back on, it failed to turn on give me error code. but for some reason it asked me to do a recovery. I remember i had seen some recovery files in my archos device saved (zipped file packages). And when it was doing the recovery i noticed it was reading the zipped files for recovery purpose. After the recovery, i did not see the files anymore in the device. So if i do the same thing again (format as ntfs) i might not be able to recover it back again.
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When the file is larger that 2Gbyte you run into a problem, when the external drive is formattet in FAT. Larger than 4 Gb the Apple format stops you. Only the NTFS format allows you to save larger files.
Or when you make a DVD code from the show, It will fit on any drive, becasue the largest file on a DVD is onlt 1 Gb
Your windows is installed on FAT 32 partition, so it is not recognized partitions bigger than 4 Gb. Change to NTFS. ATTENTION ! All informations on your computer will be lost. Do this only after saving your private files !!!
Your disk is formatted using FAT32 file system. FAT32 has a maximum single file size of 4GB. Reformat your drive using NTFS file system to enable file saving larger than 4GB.
To reformat the drive: -insert external drive - open "My Computer", point your mouse over the drive letter of your external drive, right-click and select "Format". Select NTFS from drop-down menu under "File System". -click "Start" button
Please note that all data will be deleted so please backup your files before formatting the drive.
The Buffalo Ministation hard drive comes with a default FAT32 file system. This file system is used for compatibility with Windows, MAC OS X, LINUX, etc. The file system does not allow files to exceed 4GB. To save larger files, the disc must be reformatted. For Windows, it should be reformatted to NTFS.
You will receive an error message when copying a file larger than
4GB to the hard drive if the drive is formatted FAT32. The FAT32 file
system has a file size limitation of 4GB. You may also receive an
error when backing up to the hard drive using backup software. To
correct this problem you will need to format the drive to NTFS. If you
are using Windows ME or 98SE, you will not be able to use NTFS. There are some products that do not support the NTFS files
system or changing their file system. If you own a FlashTrax/FlashTrax
XT/FotoChute/PhotoBank/USB FireLite XPress, you cannot change the
format of the drive to NTFS. It must be kept as FAT32 in order to
operate properly. If you are using SOHO NAS via ethernet, do not
format it to NTFS. If you have any questions, please contact technical
support before you format the drive.
Warning: Formatting a hard drive erases all data from the drive. Please backup any data prior to formatting the hard drive.
To format to NTFS, open My Computer.
1.Right-click on the Verbatim hard drive, left-click on Format.
2.Select NTFS as the File System.
3.Place a check in Quick Format.
Once the format completes, you will be able to copy files larger than 4GB to the hard drive.
files bigger than 4 gigs cannot be save on fat32 drives. NTFS file system is capable of saving files bigger than 4 gigs.
The MAC - to PC did nothing to change it. It did not change while she look it at her pc.
If u want to be able to copy files bigger than 4 gigs to your drive, change the format to ntfs.
It is easy to convert partitions to NTFS. The Setup program makes conversion
easy, whether your partitions used FAT, FAT32, or the older version of NTFS. This kind of
conversion keeps your files intact (unlike formatting a partition). If you do
not need to keep your files intact and you have a FAT or FAT32 partition,
it is recommended that you format the partition with NTFS rather than
convert from FAT or FAT32. Formatting a partition erases all data on the
partition and allows you to start with a clean drive.
Whether a partition is formatted with NTFS or converted using the convert
command, NTFS is the better choice of file system. For more information about
Convert.exe, after completing Setup, click Start, click Run, type
cmd, and then press ENTER. In the command window, type help
convert and then press ENTER.
To transfer files larger than 4GB to the drive, the harddrive must have an NTFS File system. Unfortunately, the FAT32 File system is not capable of handling a single file larger than 4GB (to be exact, one byte less than 4GB). Follow the steps below to format the harddrive with an NTFS File system:
Warning, all data on the harddrive will be lost! Please backup the data on the harddrive before proceeding.
Locate My Computer (Computer in Vista). Right-click on the harddrive and select Format.
Select NTFS from the File system drop-down list.
Select Quick Format as the Format option and click Start.
Note: If NTFS is not an available option, close the Format window and follow steps 4-9.
Right-click My Computer (Computer in Vista) and select Properties.
Select the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
Expand Disk drives and right-click on the harddrive. Select Properties.
Click on the Policies tab and select "Optimize for performance.”
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
Before you begin, note that the FAT32 file system has size limitations. In this version of Windows, you cannot create a FAT32 partition greater than 32 gigabytes (GB). In addition, you cannot store a file larger than 4 GB on a FAT32 partition. For more information, see Comparing NTFS and FAT file systems. Converting a hard disk partition or volume from NTFS to FAT32 requires that you reformat the partition, which will destroy any data on it. Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.