How can I make my 16 gig flash drive hold a 6 gig AVI file?

I want to put a 6.1 gig avi file on a 16 gig flash drive.  It says the file is too big.  The flash drive is 16 gig. How do I make it work?

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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
if there is no data in the flash drive, format it and then copy
format the flash as NTFS and try again

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artismobileAuthor Commented:
There is data but I can transfer it. Format NTSF?
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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
yep transfer data and format NTFS
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
FAT32 (the default file system for Flash Drives when they are sold) does not support files larger than 4 GB.

You need to format/convert the drive to NTFS.  (NTFS may pose problems if you need to use it directly with some devices like game systems or enhanced TVs).


(You may be able to convert it using the command CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS where x: is the drive letter assigned to the USB flash drive).
i think im the one who said format it as NTFS im going to report this point split

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