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Disc is full when it isn't. WINXP SP3


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#1 Raymondo44

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 07:39 AM

I am trying to copy files from internal 2nd drive to a usb memory stick.(Windows Explorer) 

Windows just keep saying 'The disk in the destination drive is full.  Insert a new disk to continue'.

I formatted the usb memory stick and tried again - same result.

 

Tried with different maker usb sticks, with the same result.

 

Can copy files internally  with no problem.

 

What can I do to get round this problem?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:15 AM

Are you trying to copy a file over 4GB. If you are then you need to format the USB flash drive as NTFS. You can do it with Minitools Partition Wizard. Make sure you pick the correct disk in minitools. You do not want to format your HDD. Also, all steps are virtual in Partition Wizard. They will not complete until you click Apply.

 

http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/create-partition.html



#3 Raymondo44

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:50 AM

Thank you for your information. I actually solved it myself. Totally forgot WinXP is 32bit  and hence limit of disc it can deal with.

 

I changed the file system from FAT32 to NTFS using the COMMAND PROMPT.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for the update. Glad you were able to solve the problem.






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