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Flash Drive question

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by durkinjt, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. durkinjt

    durkinjt Regular member

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    I am trying to put a 4.5G movie on a 32G flash drive. I keep getting a message that the file is too large for the drive. Am I doing something wrong?
    Any help appreciated. T.I.A
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what format is the flashdrive in as cannot be fat32 but ntfs just like on hard drives?
     
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    durkinjt Regular member

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    Thanks, yes it was fat32 formatted to ntfs, now working! Out of curiosity, if the average person buys one would they not expect to have the specified 32g without formatting, most would not know what formatting is.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn.
     
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    a lot of people use flash sticks for college work, school work. work ETC where they are putting a lot of small files on to said stick that would come nowhere near the 4gb restriction with fat32, when it comes to movies, as you did then they would have to google it or ask on tech forums ;)
     

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