Error code 0 when copying large files to externald drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sabre364, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. sabre364 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I had an external drive that was NTFS and decided to clear everything, format to FAT so I could use it with my MBP.

    I went to disk manager, clicked erase and it formatted (very quickly I might add) to FAT. I then copied over all my music (50 gigs or so - but small files) and it went without a hitch. But as soon as I tried to copy a large iso (>3 or so gb) I would get error code 0.

    What can I do here? I want to be able to use the external drive with a windows computer so I didn't want to do the pure mac format...
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    FAT32 can't handle over 4GB per file. You need to format it as NTFS and then you need to download NTFS-3G and MacFUSE for your Mac to be able to write to NTFS partitions.
  3. sabre364 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I wish I had known I could get some programs that would let me write to NTFS before I reformatted lol. :eek:

    I guess my other question is, how do I access an NTFS/FAT32 external drive if I'm running windows through Vmware? Does it only work through bootcamp?

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