moving file to external harddrive in bootcamp

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  1. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to move a file from my main hd to an external. i keeping getting an error that says i don't have enough memory and need to perfrom maintanence on it but i stll have 9 gb left on the partition and plenty of room on the external. is there any thing i can do to resovle this?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Lots of missing info here..

    How big is the file?
    What format is the external formatted as?
    What version of Windows are you running?
    How much free disk space do you have on your BC partition?
     
  3. rodman109110 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How big is the file?
    7.8 gb
    What format is the external formatted as?
    fat32
    What version of Windows are you running?
    xp mc sp2
    How much free disk space do you have on your BC partition?
    14gb
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Max file size in FAT32 is 4GB. You're slightly over that limit. ;)
     
  5. rodman109110 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i didn't know there was limit. is there one on NTFS
     
  6. cwheatley macrumors member

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    nope.

    using ntfs, your file size is limited only by the size of your volume.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    But.. OS X has limited read and no write to NTFS volumes.

    Someone just released a 3rd party NFTS add-on for OS X, but I don't know if it works and I'm not willing to part with $40 to try.

    There's always MacFUSE as well, but I didn't find it to be very user-friendly.
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    What about formatting the drive hfs+ and using macdrive 7 that way both OS's
    will be able to read/write and your not got that silly 4GB file size thing

    oh and whats the name of that NTFS add-on
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    I've never used MacDrive, again, too cheap. But for the most part I've heard good things.



    3rd party NTFS for Mac:
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

    Interesting note, they cut their price from $40 to $30 since yesterday.
     
  10. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    I just added MacFUSE Core and NTFS-3G an hour ago and now have read write access to my 160GB HD which is NTFS (I bought it and formatted it before getting the MB).

    A doddle to install and use - and both free :)

     
  11. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Yep ive heard of this paragon,there was a long thread awhile back thats seems
    to have dried up,last time i looked it seems it was none to stable so i didnt
    bother trying it .Ive used macdrive 7 its a excellent product well worth the
    £££
     

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