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Cannot copy file: The parameter is incorrect

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I have a 26 GB file I like to copy to a USB Thumb Drive that has 32 GB of free space. The thumb drive is FAT32. When copying the file to thumb drive, the I get a "Cannot copy file: The parameter is incorrect". The file name is named "backup.bak". What can I do?
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fat32 has a limit of 2gb
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I suggest you use Windows to copy it(right click choose copy and paste)?. If´so, try to make a folder on the dump drive.

Or try to copy another file to see if you get the same problem.
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I tried formatting it, and the only options I had was FAT32 and exFAT. Not option for ntfs. So, I treid exFAT, but I get a Windows cannot format drive. I think I am stuck.
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It's a bit long-winded and not intuitive at all but it is possible to reformat
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/format-usb-ntfs/
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Use a tool that can split the file. In FreeCommander you have such an option, or you could use 7-zip to create an archive of the file, also there you have such an option.

http://www.freecommander.com/index.htm
http://www.7-zip.org/

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I formated the thumb drive to NTFS and that solved the problem.
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