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Bill Giles

File Archiving Problems

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I had started to archive some of my video files to a Western Digital Passport external hard drive when I started getting "File too large for destination drive" messages. There was plenty of free space on the drive, so I was puzzled at the message. After looking around for a while and checking the drive for errors, I realized that it was formatted FAT32. I re formatted NTFS and I don't seem to have the problem anymore. Apparently the individual files were too large for FAT32. Some were 6 to 7 GB, but it didn't occur to me that the file system on the Passport couldn't accept such large files.

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You are not allowed to back up 4GB or more of data to a FAT32 File System.

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