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Cannot copy large files to drive

It will not let me copy more that 4 gig of media at a time to the 320G hard drive from my Mac laptop. I have tons of large size files. Help!

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Re: 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.

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The MAC - to PC did nothing to change it. It did not change while she look it at her pc.

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