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LaCie Porshe 500GB

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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Re: LaCie Porshe 500GB

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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did you use your drive with a PC too?
What you describe is commonly linked to a drive formatted as NTFS (a windows partition format) which is read only on a plain MAC system. There are add ons you can install on your MAC to make NTFS writable. I can direct you to one if you need.
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