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Old 09-27-2009, 5:43 PM
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I can't copy a 4gb .iso file to a 32gb flash drive. Is it because the drive is fat32 and not ntfs?
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Old 09-27-2009, 5:47 PM
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I can't copy a 4gb .iso file to a 32gb flash drive. Is it because the drive is fat32 and not ntfs?
Probably. FAT32 maximum file size is 1 byte shy of 4GB.
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Old 09-27-2009, 5:54 PM
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I can't copy a 4gb .iso file to a 32gb flash drive. Is it because the drive is fat32 and not ntfs?
I would reformat the USB drive to NTFS if I could. It's only really an issue if you need to use the drive on legacy filesystems.

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Old 09-27-2009, 8:05 PM
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If you need to access the file as a whole from the flash drive then NTFS is easy choice. If it's just to use as a transfer medium (I don't trust them for backup - seen too many get static fried or just plain break), then you might try a file splitter.

My favorite is 7-zip but I've heard HJsplit works too.

Between built-in Vista and 7-zip, compressing and un-compressing files is not big deal.

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Old 09-28-2009, 3:56 AM
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If you need to keep it FAT32 for compatibility just use WinRAR or SimplyRAR (Mac) to compress and and split the files into 50 or 100MB segments.
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thanks for the replies. I attempted to reformat the drive on xp but the option for ntfs was not available.
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Old 09-28-2009, 4:23 PM
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you have to reset the cards policies, fat32 is for removing the card quickly, if you reset to perfomance you will be able to format in ntfs.
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So if the card is ntfs, I will need to stop the card before removal?
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Old 09-28-2009, 4:49 PM
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Yes, you will have stop the card to remove it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 6:12 PM
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Great! Thanks for the info. I will reformat to ntfs.
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