not copying big files to external hardrive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rph105, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    ok, ive been trying to copy big files like 7g to my external hardrives and none of them seem to copy, it keeps givin me this error (image attached) error code 0, so i've tried multiple hardrives and no luck, anyone know how to sort this

    thanks in advance
     

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  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    what format is your external drive(s)? check in disk utility by selecting it and looking at format down the bottom. if its fat32 then theres your problem. fat32 has a 4gb (i think? definitely less than 7gb though) limit.

    format it to HFS+ and youll have no problems. this will delete everything on it so back it up in small 4gb pieces
     
  3. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    how do i format it to HFS+ ???
     
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the programm Disk Utility. You find it in your home folder and ...

    /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app

    Formatting the hard drive erases all data on it of course.
     

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