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Can't Copy File To External Harddrive


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#1 bilabili

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:55 PM

hi,

i am facing some problem copying movie files to my portable hard disk.

it said. 'cannot copy:the request could not be performed because of I/O device error' or something like that

the files were .avi .mpeg .wmv


i cn only move(cut) the file to my externalhdd

why is this happening to my computer?

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:11 AM

How large are the movie files? If they're over 4GB and the external drive is FAT32 file system, you will be unable to transfer the files to the drive, as that's beyond the maximum size for a file on FAT32. If this is the situation, unless you are happy to split the files, you'd need to change to NTFS as the file system on the external drive.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 11:27 AM

it was only 700mb..

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:55 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891894

Even though this refers only to an optical drive, the principle applies to any drive.

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