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I am not able to copy large files like 5 GB to my Toshiba 400 GB portable. It says there is no disk space. Any help!!

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In fact your hdd is formatted in FAT32 filesystem for compatibility reasons but this file systems only can read files below 3 gigabytes or so, if you want to copybigger files you should backup all your hdd info and reformat it to NTFS filesystem that can handle these files

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Have you checked to see if there is sufficient disk space..? you may also be experiencing an issue with your USB ports. Earlier ports had a limit of 3.8gig. Go into your BIOS and check on the file size allocation for your USB ports and firewire ports, if you can, increase them to the maximum and try to copy the file again..

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I bought a Kingston Datatraveler 32 GB but when copying files of 5 GB or more I got a Message that the file destination on the datatraveler is too small


You might need a bigger drive ?
In the Microsoft Windows operating system, you can copy and paste 5 GB files as long as you have enough disk drive space. The disk drive to which you're pasting the file must be formatted using the New Technology File System (NTFS), which supports the copying and pasting of very large files.

Purchase a large capacity USB external hard disk drive from a reputable vendor. Make sure that the hard disk drive is at least 100 GB. Connect the external hard disk drive to a spare USB port in your computer. Wait for the Windows operating system to recognize the hard disk drive. Double-click on the "Computer" icon on the Windows Desktop, after which a window will appear listing all of your disk drives. Establish the letter of the new hard disk drive you have just installed. For the purpose of this article, the drive letter is assumed to be "E." Right-click on drive "E," click on "Format," change the file system to "NTFS," then click on the "Start" button. Wait for the process to complete. Click on the 5 GB+ file to select it, then press "Ctrl" + "C" on your keyboard to copy the file to the Windows Clipboard. Click on the "Computer" icon on the Windows Desktop, then double-click on the "E" drive. This will open the root folder of the hard disk drive in the same window. Press "Ctrl" + "V" on your keyboard to paste the 5 GB+ file from the Windows Clipboard to the new hard disk drive. Wait for the process to complete, which will take several minutes.
File transfer software http://www.filebuzz.com/findsoftware/High_Speed_File_Transfer/1.html http://download.cnet.com/Fast-File-Saw-Joiner/3000-2248_4-10388628.html When e-mailing or archiving huge files, it sometimes helps to cut them into smaller pieces. Fast File Saw & Joiner does exactly that, and puts the pieces back together, too.

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What format is the drive

In the Microsoft Windows operating system, you can copy and paste 5 GB files as long as you have enough disk drive space. The disk drive to which you're pasting the file must be formatted using the New Technology File System (NTFS), which supports the copying and pasting of very large files.

Purchase a large capacity USB external hard disk drive from a reputable vendor. Make sure that the hard disk drive is at least 100 GB. Connect the external hard disk drive to a spare USB port in your computer. Wait for the Windows operating system to recognize the hard disk drive. Double-click on the "Computer" icon on the Windows Desktop, after which a window will appear listing all of your disk drives. Establish the letter of the new hard disk drive you have just installed. For the purpose of this article, the drive letter is assumed to be "E." Right-click on drive "E," click on "Format," change the file system to "NTFS," then click on the "Start" button. Wait for the process to complete. Click on the 5 GB+ file to select it, then press "Ctrl" + "C" on your keyboard to copy the file to the Windows Clipboard. Click on the "Computer" icon on the Windows Desktop, then double-click on the "E" drive. This will open the root folder of the hard disk drive in the same window. Press "Ctrl" + "V" on your keyboard to paste the 5 GB+ file from the Windows Clipboard to the new hard disk drive. Wait for the process to complete, which will take several minutes.
File transfer software http://www.filebuzz.com/findsoftware/High_Speed_File_Transfer/1.html http://download.cnet.com/Fast-File-Saw-Joiner/3000-2248_4-10388628.html When e-mailing or archiving huge files, it sometimes helps to cut them into smaller pieces. Fast File Saw & Joiner does exactly that, and puts the pieces back together, too.

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File size limit for Buffalo HD 250 GB Hard Drive backup


The file is too large meaning that the size of that SINGLE file is too large. Your hard disk is probably formatted to a FAT32 file system, this results in a maximum of 4gb PER FILE maximum transfer. What you could do is archive it into a few parts using winrar and then moving it onto the disk, and when you need the file just extract the archive. Your problem isn't the total free space, it's the size of that file chunk.

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Incorrect GB space free amount and space used. Doesnt change as I delete more files.


You may have hidden files on the drive. Unhide them by hitting the Alt key and going to tools
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Select Folder Options
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Go to "View" and select the two indicated options below and hit OK.

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This will unhide what ever files you have. If you dont find the files taking up your space, just copy what ever files you need to your hard drive temporarily or another USB drive and format the disk.

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Im copying a game that is 5 Gb and my free space is 160Gb why does it say that the "there is no disk space" is there anything i could do?


1.plz check your hardisk about any virus..
scan your hardisk a good antivirus

and check your partition type FAT or NTFS, FAT32 only support maximum file size 3gb
if FAT32 please convert as NTFS.



please letme know this helpful

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Copied files to a folder on portable harddrive


1. Try creating another folder and coping the content from the original to the new folder on the USB drive.
You may have stopped the coping process inadvertently during the copy process.

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No space error


This is due to the file transfer limitations bound by the file format FAT32 (no files larger than 4GB and no folders that contain more than 1000 files). Try formatting the drive to NTFS.

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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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Western Digital PaSSPORT 120GB PORTABLE , write errors and takes very long to copy file


its not your hard disk it could be your cables try change the usb cable and also try to use any other computerto do the sam an d check than please LET ME NO
GOOD LUCK

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