Errorneous "file too large" message

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?


Noob Whisperer
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.

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...


Noob Whisperer
You're welcome and thank you for posting back and updating your thread with that information.
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