Moving FAT32 files on a 2TB drive to Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MiniD3, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Hi Guys,
    When I finally replace the dead windows computer, (hopefully June), I have been told I can only transfer 4GB of files at a time from a FAT32 drive?

    I'm talking mainly image files,

    Is it OK to connect a FAT32 formatted drive to an iMac if I only transfer 4GB of files at a time?
    or do I have to get them on to a USB stick first (not sure of the latest terminology),
    Regards,
    Gary
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

    hallux

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    Actually, you can transfer much more than that. 4 GB is actually the maximum SINGLE FILE size limit on FAT32. You can have much larger volumes formatted in FAT32..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT32#FAT32
     
  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Thank you,

    That is encouraging,
    I have less work already!
    Regards,
    Gary
     

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