DISK Utility - File Too Large Error

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  1. KMac777 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I am trying to create a new image from a DVD and burn it to a new DVD using the MAC Disk Utility "New Image" option. The source DVD is 4 G and my target folder is on my external HD which has 298G.. plenty of space. However, whenever I attempt to SAVE the existing DVD to my external HD, I am getting the error message that the file is too large. I have tried the parameter for "Image Format" of both 'Read Only' and 'DVD/CD Master' and neither of them work. My "Encryption" setting is 'None'. Any suggestions or remedies??
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    What is the format of your external HD. Some (such as FAT32) cannot handle files of 4Gb or more...
     
  3. KMac777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are right. My external is a WD (MS-DOS) FAT32 format. So what do I need to do??
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Reformat the drive (loosing all data on it) to something that supports larger files. Either NTFS (with appropriate plugins to let your write to that) or HFS+.
     
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