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It isn't letting me transfer files that are larger than 5 gigs to my WD external HD. Says not enough space. How do I make it so I can transfer them?

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Check to see what file structure the drive is formatted as. It's possible that it's formatted as FAT32 instead of NTFS. If that's the case, backup your data from the drive, reformat, and then you can transfer the data back to the drive.

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