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Moving large files to external hard drive


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#1 rickgburton

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:09 PM

I have a 119gig .bkf file on my desktop and I'm trying to move it to a new 320gig external HD. I keep getting a message there's not enough space on the disk. :flowers: If I reformat the external HD from FAT to NTFS would that work or do I have start the backup utility and save to the external HD? The .bkf file on my desk top took almost 8 hours to create. :thumbsup: Don't want to do it again if I don't have to. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thanks for your time!

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 02:09 PM

I believe that formatting to NTFS...is a step in the right direction.

FAT32 file systems have a file size limitation of 4GB, http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm.

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

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 04:10 PM

:thumbsup: Thank you Louis. That worked. FYI: Western Digitial made it easy to reformat by right clicking the drive and just above properties is format. Clicked on that then clicked OK and it was done in just a few seconds. No Disk Management, no partitions, and best of all no waiting! Thanks BleepingComputer, you rock :flowers:

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:10 PM

Glad you solved it...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:12 AM

Does reformatting with NTFS over FAT create problems? Do I run the risk of losing data? My system won't run the Backup Utility because of this issue.




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