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Drive in NTFS and Still Won't Copy Large Files

I had the problem everyone else had, but was able to successfully convert my drive to NTFS and shouldn't have a problem. However, the same error message pops up when I try.

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Yyyyyyyyyyy usb dive problem of pen drive


You need to o this anyway so try this and see if you can see your files. your file names in the pen drive may be to long or have characters in them that fat32 cannot see.

Windows XP:
Your computer needs to be NTFS to see the large hdd, and to use files larger than 4 gig. If you computer is Fat32, then it will not see a large external or internal drive when the files in a folder on that drive add up to more than 4gb.
The drive needs to be NTFS because when you start adding files to it, eventually it will freeze.

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you can change the file system with out losing the data

To Check your hard drive, flash drive or external hard drive do this. They ALL need to be NTFS to handle today's large size file addressing..

Open my computer, right click the drive >properties. In the pop up it will say FAT or NTFS in the file system. If its FAT you need to change it to NTFS to handle large files and drive sizes.

Do it in this order:
1, Open my computer> right click the drive >properties >tools >check now >tick both boxes to clear the disk of any errors, then:
2. defrag the drive (tools)
3. Enter the convert command like this:
say the usb drive is F:
Click Start > Run > "convert F: /fs:ntfs /v /nosecurity /x" without the quotes.

same for your C drive. (paste above convert command and change the drive letter)

I have done this a lot and never lost any data. Just don't interfere or take risks. The biggest risk is a power failure while its doing it. It doesn't take long. If you find it doesn't do the conversion, then run Chkdisk to fix errors then try again.


You can read about it in XP help files.
Click start >help and support >type format in the search - look in the overview.

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If you are running your computer under ntfs should your external harddrive be formatted the same instead of fats32. If it does can I move my back up from the external hard drive and move it back after...


The external hard drive can remain formatted as FAT32. NTFS and FAT32 are the file systems used by the individual disk drives, and do not effect the data being read or written (i.e., you can transfer data between the two with no worries about compatibility). There ARE differences, however, and many would suggest using NTFS to avoid some limitations with FAT32. For example, FAT32 drives have problems with individual files over 4GB. Formatting in NTFS is definitely recommended for people storing large files like video and other media files.
Yes, you can move any data you have off of your external hard drive (to your system hard drive or another external you use temporarily), format your external hard drive with NTFS, and then transfer your backups and other data back to your newly formatted external drive.
You can also convert the drive to NTFS; but I recommend backing up the data first anyway in case of (rare) problem during conversion. Here is a link that has directions for both scenarios (scroll down for conversion info) for Windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/advanced/ntfs.mspx
The process to convert is similar for Vista and 7; here are the instructions from MS: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Convert-a-hard-disk-or-partition-to-NTFS-format

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Can not copy outlook messages


It looks like your external hard disk in FAT32 system and outlook messages file .PST is more then 4GB.

To know the file system of the Hard Disk right click on the drive select properties.

Check your file system first. FAT32 will not support more than file size of 4GB.

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There are 2 options to copy.

1. Split the .PST in to 2 or more outlook data file

or

2. Convert the FAT32 System to NTFS.

To convert from FAT32 to NTFS. go to following link

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







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Free space on my external hdd


If your External HDD file system is configured as FAT32 instead of NTFS, the max file size limit . By using NTFS, you get increased security, file compression, disk quotas, and encryption—features you don't get with FAT.

To convert the default (FAT32 to NTFS):
1.
Close all open programs to avoid loss of data. Be prepared to restart your computer.
2.
Open Command Prompt, and at the command prompt, type convert C: /FS:NTFS, where C represents the drive letter of the disk to convert. Press Enter or Return on the keyboard.
3.
Wait while the process completes. Don't do anything while the conversion is taking place.
You can also open a Command Prompt from the Run line (available from the Start menu). Just type cmd and press Enter.

Other useful links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Allocation_Table

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/38803/understanding-file-size-limits-on-ntfs-and-fat.html

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I have a 250 Gig WD hard drive originally hooked up to Mac OSX 10.5.6.  I put files on it and then a co-worker looks at those files on a PC. Now, she's given the drive back to me to add more files. These...


Greetings.

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.
Link to steps and other info

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456984.aspx

Hope that helps.

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Cannot copy large files onto my WD passport


Your drive is probably in FAT32 format.  FAT32 has a 4GB file limit that is why your 5GB movie isn't saving.  You will have to format the drive in Mac OS file format (HFS) using Disk Utility.
Unfortunately once its in Mac format the drive will not be recognized by windows PCs.  What I do is have a program called macdrive installed on my windows computers so that they can access mac format hard drives.
i hope this helps!

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goto start 2.Run 3.type cmd 4.type CONVERT volume name or drive letter /FS:NTFS

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Cannot copy large files to drive


Your external drive is formatted for FAT32 which only will accept max 4GB transfers. Try NTFS format. Take a look at page 47 on this file then go from there. Hopefully this helps. http://www.acomdata.com/AcomData_Downloads/3.5_External_Hard_Drives/E5_Series_Hard_Drives/HDxxxSE5-72-PCI/M-HDxxxSE5-72-PCI-v1E.pdf

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Copy Problems


It's not a question of re-formating...It's a question of Partition...FAT32 does not allow files over 4gb to be stored...You have to convert the partition to NTFS..There are tools for that on the WD website....Try to do some research about the pros & Cons of NTFS..because you wont be able to go back to FAT32 without formating....

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Cant download large files to my book


Try converting from FAT32 to NTFS. That should take care of the problem. Check out http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314097/EN-US/ for the XP instructions.

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