6GB file transfer from MAC to WIN_7 (in USB)

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  1. thorsonb macrumors newbie

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    How can i transfer a file larger than 4GB via a USB memory stick?

    MACfuse i have no idea how to use...

    Windows doesnt read Mac journaled formated stuff...

    and I cant figure out how to format my USB (on a mac) into NTFS..

    FAT file system wont work for me since the whole file is 6GB its self...
     
  2. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    What kinda file is it?

    Check to see if a freeware program called HJSPLIT is available for MAC. I know you can VERY EASILY split files using it and then transfer it on a PC. BUt you will need it on your mac too to rejoin the files.
     
  3. thorsonb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea i thought about splitting the file into multiple .rar or .zip files.....
    but at the moment my myMac is filled to the top! only 3.4GB free space :p

    and to split the file i need the equivalent amount of free space at the original file I am trying to split.

    (and thats very time consuming, got to split an then reassemble all the parts)
     
  4. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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    Humm I wonder if you can join split files from the USB and select to place the file on the HDD?

    Never tried it, but should be possible i'm thinking!
     
  5. thorsonb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe you can, but i dont want o FRY my USB :confused:

    My USB gets extremely hot while I was transferring 6 files @ 3GB some time back...
     
  6. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Format the USB stick to NTFS on a windows computer.
    Try NTFS-3G
     

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