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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogMike View Post
    One of the limitations of the FAT32 file system is that it doesn't allow for a single file to be larger than 4GB, that's why you're having this problem. Even if you extracted it on your friend's computer, you wouldn't be able to copy it back to your own computer since you are still using FAT32 and the file is over 4GB.

    Follow the instructions that were posted by a couple of other users to change the file system to NTFS and this problem (as well as numerous others that you might not even notice) will be gone.
    I could swear I have files larger than 4 gb on my comp... =\

    If formatting it to NTFS will erase all my data, could I just wait until I get my next EXHDD and format that one ... assuming its also FAT32. Why the hell would a new EXHDD use FAT32 instead of NTFS?


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    I think the convert command won't delete any files, you can check this by converting a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive (using the steps outlined in previous posts).

    Umm.. the reason new external hdds come in FAT32 is because of the reasons above..
    It's the easiest filesystem to work with, that is it guarantees that the hdd will work with any OS, and will be sufficient for users with the most basic computer knowledge.

    Well... obviously most of us here would need to convert it to a more modern filesystem, be it NTFS or HFS+ or whatever ext3 (I'm not familiar with Linux filesystems, so yeah >.<)

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    NTFS is a microsoft thing, which has been supported by other OSes only quite recently as they had to guess how it worked, so it's not a great idea to sell HDDs with NTFS by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    I could swear I have files larger than 4 gb on my comp... =\

    If formatting it to NTFS will erase all my data, could I just wait until I get my next EXHDD and format that one ... assuming its also FAT32. Why the hell would a new EXHDD use FAT32 instead of NTFS?
    Converting to NTFS will not destroy your files.

    One single file larger then 4 gb?
    But if you download by torrent its possible to download and upload, but you will probably never play the file out of the FAT32

    And yes, external HDDS come with fat32 for compatibility reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon
    I could swear I have files larger than 4 gb on my comp... =\
    Maybe that's on your Z: drive (well, that's the only one in NTFS from what I can see... can't tell about the other drives).

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    I'm removing the images... please don't further incriminate yourself.

    Anyway, if you extract the bitch to another computer or a NTFS disk, you can use a few video programs to split it. Movie part 1, movie part 2, ect...

    And yes... legendary. XD
    NTFS is a... X, so I must not have... X... what can I do about... X... XD

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