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Having problems copying my VM image to external hard drive.

I have a VM on my windows XP machine.

I'm trying to back it up(via windows copy/paste) the VM to my USB external hard drive.
The external hard drive has 90GB free of space and I recently defraged it.
The size of the VM is 50GB.

I get the error message....

Error copying File or Folder
Cannot copy MYVM. There is not enough free disk space.
Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again.

I know there is space, so what is the problem?
Is this is a windows issue with copying giant files?
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KCTSCommented:
Your USB drive  is probably formatted with the FAT system which has a limit of 4Gb for a single file.

Reformat it as NTFS and try again
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You can create a winrar or 7zip archive, split into 2Gb files.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
FAT32 has a file size limit, what format is your External Hard Disk?

Convert to NTFS, but warning, this will only be then read on Windows systems.
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