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miikz
Aug 7, 2012, 02:37 PM
After I've installed ML, I am no longer able to copy files from my macbook pro to an external flashdrive (USB Pen) It tells me the file is too large to copy, alltho' Ive never had this problem b4 ML.
Looking forward for some help.



charlieegan3
Aug 7, 2012, 02:40 PM
After I've installed ML, I am no longer able to copy files from my macbook pro to an external flashdrive (USB Pen) It tells me the file is too large to copy, alltho' Ive never had this problem b4 ML.
Looking forward for some help.

Safest thing to do is copy the files from the pen to the macbook, format the pen in Disk Utility, then try copying over, see what happens then.

mrapplegate
Aug 7, 2012, 02:50 PM
And there is sufficient space to copy the file?

miikz
Aug 7, 2012, 02:52 PM
And there is sufficient space to copy the file?

ofc ;)

mrapplegate
Aug 7, 2012, 02:58 PM
ofc ;)

How large is the file you are trying to copy? Can you copy any at all, including a small file? How much disk space does ML show available on the USB Pen?

miikz
Aug 7, 2012, 11:04 PM
How large is the file you are trying to copy? Can you copy any at all, including a small file? How much disk space does ML show available on the USB Pen?

the usb pen holds 32 gb, all free. its fat32 formated, so I can see files on another machine (not mac)
The file I am trying to copy is 5 gb.

I tried formating, but I still have the same problem.

\-V-/
Aug 7, 2012, 11:09 PM
the usb pen holds 32 gb, all free. its fat32 formated, so I can see files on another machine (not mac)
The file I am trying to copy is 5 gb.

I tried formating, but I still have the same problem.

FAT32 only allows the storage/transfer of file sizes 4 GB and smaller. That's why you cannot copy it. You need to format the pen drive to either NTFS or HFS in order to copy file sizes larger than 4 GB. There's no other way around it.

TPadden
Aug 7, 2012, 11:10 PM
the usb pen holds 32 gb, all free. its fat32 formated, so I can see files on another machine (not mac)
The file I am trying to copy is 5 gb.

I tried formating, but I still have the same problem.


Max file size for fat32 is 4gb; format exFat.

\-V-/
Aug 7, 2012, 11:14 PM
Max file size for fat32 is 4gb; format exFat.

Or this... to maintain cross-compatibility with OS X/Windows.

Icy1007
Aug 7, 2012, 11:18 PM
Yes, use exFat

miikz
Aug 8, 2012, 12:00 AM
FAT32 only allows the storage/transfer of file sizes 4 GB and smaller. That's why you cannot copy it. You need to format the pen drive to either NTFS or HFS in order to copy file sizes larger than 4 GB. There's no other way around it.

Thanks, I formated to exFat, and it seems to work. Is there any way to format to NTFS on a mac?

\-V-/
Aug 8, 2012, 12:28 AM
Thanks, I formated to exFat, and it seems to work. Is there any way to format to NTFS on a mac?

You would need a third-party driver such as Tuxera NTFS For Mac (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33122/tuxera-ntfs).

This will allow you to not only format NTFS partitions, but read/write to them as well. So far this is the only NTFS driver with ML compatibility right now. It is a steep $33 USD, however. It's worked great for me so far, though.