I can copy +2 GB files in Fat32 in Mac OS High Sierra

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  1. rv.vera92 macrumors newbie

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    I am in the last beta of High Sierra (Golden Master doesn't appears me to download it), and until I updated to beta of High Sierra I can copy any files that have more than 2 gb in my fat32 external drives. With Sierra I don't have this bug, I report it to Apple but... Silence. I try to install FUSE or Mounty, but nothing.
     

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  2. rv.vera92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I discover a solution, using Commander One I can copy +2 GB files. With XtraFinder or Total Finder doesn't work.
     
  3. msephton macrumors 6502

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    How about with standard, unmodified Finder?

    You need to download installer from App Store again and do full install.
     
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    FAT32 officially supports up to 2 GB per file. If you've found a way to copy larger files then they may not be readable on other systems.
     
  5. rv.vera92, Sep 18, 2017
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    rv.vera92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finally I could install GM but my problem doesn't disappear. Thanks!
    I try with unmodified finder and installing Total Finder or XtraFinder. The only way is using Commander One.

    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2017 ---
    Thanks for the answer! But I have four external HDD and some USB in FAT32 and the max. file size is 4 GB, and they works in TV, windows, Mac, android... FAT16 has 2 GB for max. files size, but I have the problem with FAT32. With Commander One I can copy 4 GB size files to them, but with Finder is impossible. I don't know if it is a bug or a new limitation of Mac OS High Sierra.
     
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    I may have been mistaken. The first hit on Google said 2 GB, but Wikipedia says 4.
     

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