Resolved Trying to transfer large file from Mac to Windows

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  1. jake.f, Nov 30, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011

    jake.f macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I am attempting to transfer a 5.5GB ISO file from my MBP to a Windows 7 computer. However I cannot transfer it using a flash drive even with enough free space because the drive is obviously formatted in a way that it wont accept large files (FAT32?). I also cannot do it on an NTFS formatted external HDD, and the file is too big for DVD.

    Is there any way to do this easily? Surely something this simple can't be so hard to do...
     
  2. icstoo macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    What OS are you running on your Mac? OSX supports exFAT filesystem from 10.6.6 onwards, so you can format your USB as exFAT and shouldn't have any further problems :)

    IC

    Edit: you'll also need to select MBR under options when creating the partition if I recall correctly.
     
  3. jake.f thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I'm on 10.6.8 so I'll try that. Interestingly I tried downloading some Paragon NTFS thing to try write it to external HDD but after that it no longer appears to register the fact I have connected the NTFS drive at all...

    EDIT: Seems to have worked. Thanks.
     

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