How do i move a 5gb file to my windows partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by equalsabracket, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. equalsabracket macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2008
    This is driving me insane. I have a 5gb iso file i want to move to my windows partition. I tried moving it to my usb to copy it over, got an error about 4gb maximum. I tried dragging it to the windows partition, which i have read but not write access to, so that didn't work. I tried macfuse, but that doesn't work on Lion. I tried putting it in a .rar file but that would take 6+ hours, judging by the performance that i witnessed.

    How the hell do i do it?
  2. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Use PuTTY on the Windows Box and copy it using scp:

    scp user@mac.local:/path/to/file .

    "user" is zou short mac user name
    "mac.local" is the hostname of zour mac in the network
    "PuTTY" can be found with Google
  3. rowley macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    London, UK
  4. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Boot from Windows, open the Mac drive in My Computer, then using the read only drivers installed with Boot Camp, navigate to the file and copy it to your Windows partition.
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    If you are using Windows 7 on your Bootcamp, you can format the thumb drive in exFat and that can be read and written to by both Windows and OSX and has large file support (like HFS+ and NTFS have).

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