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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:26 AM
Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:31 AM
Take me to a place where time is frozen
You don't have to close your eyes to dream
You can find escape inside this moment
And I will follow
Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:35 AM
Edited by Platypus, 06 August 2010 - 05:58 AM.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:08 PM
It's a Dane-Elec 8Gb thumb. Here's a pic of the kind I have: http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4227/daneelec8gb.jpg
cant you tell what flash drive that you use???
there is a cheater seller that sold an modified flash drive (changing the size from actual size)
maybe...just maybe you have that flash drive...
Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:56 PM
Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:00 PM
I should have mentioned I'm using XP. I had a feeling that was the case with the 4Gb limit...and I was worried about formatting this thumb to NTFS for fear it would damage it. I just d/l'd the exFAT from the link you provided and I'm getting ready to install that. But first I need to backup everything on the thumb drive, close up all my running programs, create a system restore point, install this thing & reboot...and then I can reformat the thumb. And of course afterwards, I'm gonna test it by trying to copy that 5.3Gb mpeg file onto it.
You are correct, a file larger than 4GB cannot exist on FAT32. You certainly can reformat the drive to NTFS, but it is not ideal for flash drives - the FAT32 replacement intended for flash drives is exFAT. If you have Windows Vista or later, you can choose exFAT when formatting, but Windows XP and earlier are not able to use exFAT by default. There is a driver available from Microsoft to add exFAT capablilty to XP:
Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:04 PM
And if it was mislabeled, like showing it was an 8Gb on the case but was really a 4Gb, it would have become evident as to it's true size when I clicked on the Properties of the drive.
If a smaller capacity drive has been fraudulently labelled as a larger drive, the copy will fail once you try to fill the drive beyond its real capacity, even using smaller size files.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:38 PM
Edited by Platypus, 26 July 2010 - 10:40 PM.
Posted 27 July 2010 - 12:35 AM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:56 AM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:02 AM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:57 PM
I got great news Platypus! I formatted my 8Gb thumb drive to the new exFAT and was then able to copy a 5.3Gb mpeg over to it! So I believe my "copying issue" has been resolved thanks to your brilliant guidance!
Thank you so much!
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:32 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:38 PM
Of course it all makes sense to me now but back then I just thought that if I could get a "bigger than 4Gb" mpeg onto the 8Gb thumb, then when I copied it over to the Dell (so I could burn the movie), it would've let me copy it over because NTFS (like the hard drive is formatted) lets you move 4Gb+ files around with ease. But I was wrong and I learned from experience. I posted that to let others know just in case they were unaware like I was and to save them some time and trouble.
Yes indeed, I was careful to point out in my first post that XP could not read exFAT unless the driver is installed.
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