Saving 6Gb file on external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ScKaSx, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. ScKaSx macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I have an external hard drive: Western Digital 500Gb My Book Hard Drive (I assume it is FAT32 format).

    I am trying to transfer a file > 4Gb to the ExHD when it hits an error at 4Gb. I realize that FAT32 format can take at most 4Gb so I see that I have a problem.

    I am looking for suggestions on what to do. The file is a program *.dmg, could I split it up and save it that way? Can I partition this drive without harming the contents already on it? Please respond with options like these! Thanks.

    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Do assume anything. What is it?

    You don't explain why you are using a Windows-formatted hard drive with your Mac. If you don't need to transfer the drive between your Mac and a Windows machine, then you would save yourself a lot of grief by reformatting it as HFS+ Journaled. If you require the Windows format, then you may need to reformat the drive as NTFS. If you take this option, then you will also need to install NTFS-3G after you install MacFUSE.
     

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