copying files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vijapuri, May 30, 2014.

  1. vijapuri macrumors newbie

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    sir,
    my system is macbook pro, and i have 500gb external hard disk.i partitioned that into four volumes.three volumes are in windows NTFS format and one volume is in MS DOS FAT-32 format.in that ms dos volume i can not copy larger files(more than 4gb)from the macbook pro.it is saying that it is too large for the volume format.so plese kindly anybody give the right suggestion.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Copying to a FAT volume as limitations, your files are too big to fit. Try using HFS+ format or use NTFS but then you'll need software like Paragon NTFS for Mac or Tuxera NTFS to give OSX the ability to write to NTFS

    Edit:Blueroom has better advice - I forgot about ExFat
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    4Gb is the maximum file size for FAT32 file system.
     

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