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I have used 95 GB of my drive and have "369GB" left, im trying to move a 4GB file onto the drive, but its telling me there is not enough space and to do a disk cleanup or delete files, i did a disk cleanup to no avail.

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If it's a fat32 formatted disc, then it won't recognize a 4GB file. that's the nature of fat32, i'm afraid.

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