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Error Message: The file :name of file" is too large for destination file system.

file is too large for destination

I was trying to move files to an external harddrive when I received this message:
 "The file :name of file" is too large for destination file system."

The file I was trying to move a file that was over 4 gigs to a FAT32 file system.
There is a 4 gig size limit to files in the FAT32 file system.
I needed to convert my FAT32 disk to NTFS.

The NTFS file system provides better performance and security for data on hard disks, partitions and/or volumes than the  FAT32 file system.

If you have a partition that uses FAT16 or FAT32 you can convert it to NTFS!

You can convert a FAt16 and FAT32 file system to NTFS without formating or losing data!

:: Convert a hard disk or partition to NTFS format ::

1 -First you need to open a command prompt window

Choose Start, Run, type cmd.exe, and press <Enter>

A black command prompt box will appear and where the blinking line is type "convert" followed by a space, the drive letter, a colon, another space, and finally /fs:ntfs.

For example, if you have an external hardrive that is named "H: HD-CXU2" enter convert H: /fs:ntfs if you want to convert your H: drive to NTFS.

Now type convert

converting file system to ntfs

 

After this is complete you might get a message saying " Enter current volume label for drive H: _ "

The volume label in the example above is the name HD-CXU2

If you read the image above of my command prompt example you will be able to see the process.

After you convert a partition to NTFS, you cannot convert it back. If you want to use the FAT file system on the partition again, you'll need to reformat the partition, and this will erase all data on it.

 

 

 

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