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Cant download large files to my book

Hi there I am having a problem. Whenever I try and download a large file (about 4gb or over) onto my 500 gb my book, it says something like error, not enough space on disc even though i have about 200gb free.Thanks in advance for your help
File size limit of 1GB

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Check the format of the drive. The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB

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The controller board in Mybook might not support files over 4 gb. Check with the manufacturer if there are any new drivers for you product to solve your dilema. You could also just buy a cheap external case for the drive in the mybook and swap it out. None of the new cases have these limitations and you can get them online for less than 20 bucks. I like MAD Dog cases myself. I hope this helps you.
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Fat32 cannot recognize large files. Format your HDD as NTFS. That should solve.

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