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Windows 2000 does not copy large files

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Old 19-03-2009
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Windows 2000 does not copy large files
  

On my notebook with 2000 I created a backup file to put on my external disk.

However, this error came: "Backup can not copy: Not enough space on the disk. Delete files to gain additional space."

The file is 8.2 GB but on the external disk 28GB are still free.

I did something with my Xp computer is trying an even larger file to copy and it worked. So is the record, I do not blame.

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Re: Windows 2000 does not copy large files

External disks are usually formatted with FAT32.

FAT32 can only 4GB as a single file.
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Re: Windows 2000 does not copy large files

Thank you.

But in what format should I format it?
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Re: Windows 2000 does not copy large files

The problem that many encounter now is one of the limits of FAT32 that's being run into: file size. The original FAT (FAT12) had a maximum file size of 32MB, FAT16 has a maximum file size of 2GB, and despite the much larger hard disk size supported by FAT32, the maximum file size only doubled to 4GB.

This is largely why a movie file larger than 4GB in size might not be able to be copied to a hard disk with lots of space. The hard disk is probably formatted using FAT32. There is no quick solution short of converting the hard disk to the NTFS file system.
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