Errorneous "file too large" message

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  1. MWH1962

    MWH1962 New Member

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    I'm trying to copy an outlook.pst file to a flash drive. The file is 6.41 GB and the free space on the drive is 58.5 GB. Why do I get a "file too large to copy" message and how can I fix it?
     
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    Just a guess at this point without more details, but....
    Is it possible that your flash drive is formatted as a Fat32 volume? (4 gig file size limit).
    You may have to reformat to NTFS or just
    CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS (where X: is the drive letter of your flash drive).

    The first will erase the drive completely of course.
    The second is generally non-destructive but I would still back up any critical data on it before I tried it.
     
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    Thanks; your guess is correct! That is exactly what the problem is, and I appreciate your excellent explanation off the way to fix it. I'm embarrassed I didn't think of that...
     
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    You're welcome and thank you for posting back and updating your thread with that information.
    Welcome to the forum and we hope to continue to see you around.
    Regards
    Randy
     

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