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Need To Move Large Avi File


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#1 smallsull

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:53 AM

I am having trouble moving 5+ GB avi files from my internal hard drive into an external hard drive. (XP home) Is there a trick to moving files this large? One of the files is 12 GB. Thanks for any help!!

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 04:03 AM

The destination drive/partition must be an NTFS one since FAT32 cannot handle files above 2Gb. So first check what file system your destination drive is using.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:17 AM

The only trick I've discovered (moving a 12GB file) is to ensure that there is adequate disk space on the receiving end :thumbsup:. I was trying to move a 12GB file (recorded video file) onto a partition with 9GB of free space (not paying attention).

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:53 AM

Thanks for the responces! I have 433 GB free on my new external hard drive, but it is a FAT32. Does that mean it can't be done?

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 01:39 PM

No, it doesn't mean that...it means that you ought to change the file system on that drive from FAT32 to NTFS, if you intend to get maximum usage/efficiency from that drive.

This can be done with no normal data loss.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:16 PM

Thanks for the tip hamluis. Unfortunately it did not work and the error I got was not one listed on that page. It said h:/fs:ntfs' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I must be doing something wrong.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:13 AM

When you type the command, make sure there is a space between : and /

h: /fs:ntfs
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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