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Q man
24-03-2010, 11:54 AM
Ok running win 7 64 bit
When I transfer a file say 4gb to my 8gb usb drive it says file to large for destination.
I have tried formatting the drive everything but it still wont frikin work
Now what worries me is that I have a 1Tb drive full of files and I wanted to transfer something onto it, but I got the same problem, so my natural instinct would be to delete something the same size if not bigger than the file I want to move to make up enough room so I start deleting stuff on the Tb drive and it doesnt show that there is any more free space even though I ended up deleting like 100gig
Sorry for the rambling please help

24-03-2010, 12:21 PM
Its probably not NTFS, format it in NTFs.

24-03-2010, 02:13 PM
Empty your recycle bin

24-03-2010, 02:50 PM
and try a defrag

24-03-2010, 02:58 PM
Q, did you work out the formatting?

24-03-2010, 06:41 PM
Also make sure it's not using space for Readyboost.


Q man
25-03-2010, 02:54 PM
Man I've been busy
I will try the format the usb drive to ntfs tonight but still not sure whats going on with the 1tb drive its got like 120 HD movies on I am not keen to loose

25-03-2010, 04:26 PM
Regarding the USB drive issue - the problem is it'll be formatted as FAT32 at the moment, which has a max file size of 4GB. Your file is probably slightly over the limit.

Reformatting the drive as NTFS, as Pctek suggests, should fix this issue, as NTFS has a far larger max file size.

Speedy Gonzales
25-03-2010, 04:31 PM
Altho, if you do format it in NTFS, if it can be used as a bootable disk, (and you've used it for this before), it may not work now