FAT32 Disk Capacity Problem

Posted on 2004-11-02
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
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?
Question by:thirdc15
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    Subtitute X: for your external drive letter.
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    by:Luc Franken
    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.


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