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Thread: USB stick says file is too big when it's not

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    USB stick says file is too big when it's not

    I'm trying to copy a 6gb .rar file onto my brothers 14 gb USB stick. I formatted the stick with FAT32 but it says that the file is too big for the USB stick. I can copy other small files without a problem. Does anyone know why this is happening?

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    FAT32 has a 4GB file limitation. Meaning a single file cannot be bigger than 4GB. Try splitting the .rar into pieces.
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    Is there any way to format the drive differently so t can hold bigger files?

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    Convert the FAT32 partition file system to NTFS.
    I'd normally do that using GParted within some Puppy Linux, but modern versions of Windows can do it.

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    Converting to NTFS would be a way to go but you must first change the default setting so that the drive is optimised for performance. You can then format it directly from My Computer.
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    wow thanks foe sharing i dont know that fat 32 have limitation of 4gb thanks to @123456 really cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry.p009 View Post
    wow thanks foe sharing i dont know that fat 32 have limitation of 4gb thanks to @123456 really cool
    No problem. FAT32 is an aging file system that dates back to the Windows 95 days
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