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#1 Kal-EL

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:10 PM

I have an ext. hdd set aside for videos. It has 50 gigs free on it. I try to copy and past a 5.5 gig video and it says "not enough room", but i can paste like 10 gigs of stuff as long as the items are each around 1 gig or less. I'm thinking it's something that could possible be changed in a setting somewhere, but i can't figure it out. Thanks for any help.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:28 PM

What file system is the external drive NTFS or FAT32 or something else? If it's FAT there are file size limitations which may be the problem. (4GB for FAT32 for example.)

Otherwise it may be a fragmentation problem - run a defrag on the drive and see if that helps.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter - select the correct hard drive.

hth :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:22 PM

that's it, it's fat32, and the file is 5 gb. Is there anyway to change taht?

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 12:51 AM

I don't think so, but others may know of a solution.

My only suggestion would be to make an NTFS partition in the free space on that drive and copy the file there. You would need a Partition utility such as Digital Dolly to allow you to do this.

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Edited by Rimmer, 30 December 2005 - 12:53 AM.


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