File Size Errors

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Ogie Ogilthorpe, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Ogie Ogilthorpe macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2006
    I am trying to transfer a 7GB file under boot camp. I have allocated 20GB to the boot camp partition, and have 12GB of free space. Each time I try and transfer the 7GB file, I receive an error half way through saying there isn't enough disk space.

    Any thoughts or help?

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You wouldn't happen to have formatted that space using FAT32 would you?

    Maximum file size for FAT32 is just under 4GB or about half way through a 7 GB transfer.

  3. waremaster macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2006
    How is the drive formatted? NTFS or Fat32?
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    "Ogie Ogilthorpe".. great name.. From Slapshot I assume?
  5. Ogie Ogilthorpe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2006
    NFTS or FAT32

    I am not sure which I formatted it as - is there an easy way to tell?


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  6. chapinmesa macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2006
    If your actually able to boot into Windows. Go to my computer, right click your C: (local disk) and click properties. It should tell you there with all the info, just as OSX does. Not being totally sure of your situation, you could also boot from your Win Xp disk, let it run threw the standard junk, and it will tell you the file type in the formatting / partitioning menu, from there you can just exit out, without harming your files.

    hope this helped :)
  7. Ogie Ogilthorpe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2006

    I wanted to thank everyone for the help. My drive is in fact formatted for FAT 32. This, any 1000's of other reasons why I hate Windows. Unfortunately, the rest of the world opperates in it!!

    Thanks for all the help!

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