Can't copy a movie to my external flash drive

Hello everyone,

I can't copy an HD movie from my Mac to an external flash drive. I was able to copy music from I tune and I have plenty of free space in that flash drive. What are certain things I should look into in order to resolve this issue please.

thank you
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What format does the flash drive use?  It is probably FAT32 which limits file size to 4GB. Your movie is probably larger than that.

You may be able to format the flash drive with exFAT .  See this article below to assist with that.

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ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
so John let me make sure I understand. even if the flash drive is 16GB but it is formatted in FAT32 it will limit any file size to 4GB ??
ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
I don't know what format is because  friend just called me asking this question and he has no idea how to read the format. Actually I don' t even know how to read the format.

HOw can I read what format that flash drive has ?
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Disk Utility on the Mac will tell you.  Or you can Get Info (command i) and that will tell you what format it is.

Format it as ExFAT if you want to have larger file sizes and share it between Windows and OSX.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Even if your flash drive is 16 GB, the maximum file size is 4 GB because flash drives come formatted FAT32. To get larger sizes, you have to format as exFAT as I noted earlier.
ItaliabellaAuthor Commented:
Thank you both of you.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@ Italiabella - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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