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Trouble Copying Single 7 Gb file to 8 Gb pen drive on OSX Tiger

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             This is Ashish from India. I'm having trouble copying a 7 Gb file that i've downloaded from the net, to my 8 Gb Transcend Pen Drive. I'm running OSX.4.11 Tiger on PowerPcG4 800Mhz Mac. Please let me know of any Solution available...

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  • ashu4u Dec 24, 2007

    The thing is that, it Is a formatted drive... There's enough space(7.67 GB). The problem is that, (most of the times) these drives are formatted in the FAT32 format, so that they may work on both Macs n PCs. But, FAT32 cannot handle Single files more than 4GB in size. So i wanted to know if there's any S/w, or hack wherein i might be able to copy the 7GB file from my Mac to my PC through my 8 GB Transcend pen drive.



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When you try to copy it to the drive what happens? What error message do you get?

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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    Damen Wong Dec 23, 2007

    Make sure you have enough space on the drive. If there is enough space and it won't copy, then backup everything on the drive and reformat. Then try to copy the 7 GB file again.

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    Damen Wong Dec 24, 2007

    May I suggest a file and splitter/joiner program like HJSplit.



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