6 Gig File Won't Tranfer to USB Harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sp00rk, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. sp00rk macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    #1
    So i got this 6gb .dmg file on my desktop that receives an error when trying to copy it on my external Iomega 160gb USB HD. The error says something like "cannot copy file xxx.dmg" after it "completes" the transfer (about a couple hours).

    can anyone help me out with this?

    thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Is the drive formatted as FAT32? FAT32 has a limit of 4GB files. :(
     
  3. Eagon macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    #3
    If the drive is FAT32 formatted then it cannot have files bigger than 4GB, otherwise I'm not sure
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #4
    How is the USB drive formatted? If it is FAT32 (for use with a PC as well) then it cannot take a single 6 gb file.

    Edit - Geebus you guys are fast.... :)
     
  5. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Location:
    Gah! Plymouth
    #5
    You're getting a bit slow there ;)
     
  6. sp00rk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    #6
    yea, u guys are fast. thanks!

    and yes, its formatted in FAT32. how would i go about changing this? i hope i can...
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Location:
    Gah! Plymouth
    #7
    Disk utility and erase the drive and format it to something else in this case it would have to be HFS+ or some other variation.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #8
    And it bears repeating -- this will erase every last thing on the USB drive when you convert to HFS+.
     

Share This Page