Question regarding saving movie file(.avi) on USB Hard Drive.

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  1. sandman512, Feb 17, 2013
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    sandman512 macrumors member

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    So now that I have successfully installed a USB HD on my airport extreme, I have started to back some files. For some reason, I am having trouble backing up movie files(mp4). I get an error message.
    Error message says: There is a problem accessing Z:\
    Using Windows 7 for both PC'S
     
  2. kzhlin macrumors member

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    I found your problem. :p
     
  3. sandman512 thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL, I know I know. Hopefully a macbook pro to come soon!
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    what format are the drives in? i'm guessing probably FAT-32

    how big are the files? bigger than 4GB?

    you can't put files bigger than 4GB on a fat-32 drive, don't have an extreme, so not sure how you format drives, (from looking around on the net you may not be able to)

    if you want to put files bigger than 4GB on the drive on an extreme it must be formatted HFS+.
     
  5. sandman512 thread starter macrumors member

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    First, thanks for the reply. The files are about 1.2 GB and it is on a FAT32 drive. Apparently it is the only format that works with the extreme. FWIW, last night I backed up 3,800 photos and not a problem. Thanks!
     

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