FAT32 Disk Capacity Problem

I purchased an external hard drive. It is formatted as FAT32 and I cannot have any files larger than 4 Gigs. Well, I use the drive as my backup, and my backup is more than 4 Gigs. How can I reformat the drive to give me more capacity?
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:

Subtitute X: for your external drive letter.

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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi thirdc15,

Convert it to NTFS. FAT32 has an 4GB filesize limit.

Convert X: /FS:NTFS
(where X is the external drive) should do fine. Note that NTFS permissions come into play.


Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
oops ..

slash goes the other direction

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