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Free space availabilities

I have 122 GB free memory on my FREECOM external hard drive. However, when I try to copy a movie of only 4.22 GB a message appears: The file is too large for the destination file system. Interestingly it does allow me to transfer movies of 699 MB without any problems. I have tried restarting the laptop; check the volume for errors and defragmenting, none of which worked.
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  • Ivalinki Jan 16, 2008

    Thank you for the swift reply. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with formatting and the different types. Where can I find what format is my hard drive and how exactly can I change it? The hard drive is FREECOM Classic SL 250 GB.

    Many thanks.

  • Ivalinki Jan 17, 2008

    It is FAT32 and i will try to reformat it to NTFS as soon as possible. Thank you very much for you great help.

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Is it formatted as FAT32? If so, it doesn't support files larger than 4GB.

Backup the files you have on it, then reformat as NTFS.

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  • Peter Burns Jan 16, 2008

    Open "my computer"
    Find the device, right-click it and select properties. It should tell you there the file system.

    When you format, do the same thing, but instead of properties, select format. Make sure you format it as NTFS.

  • Peter Burns Jan 17, 2008

    Glad I could help

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