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David321

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#255808 31-Aug-2019 17:24
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Hi all,

 

As the tittle might suggest, I am trying to copy 3 MP4 files with a total size of 12.7GB to a brand new 32GB flash drive, but I get the "not enough space" message for some reason? sounds basic but there really is nothing more to it, I have even tried another new flash (same type and brand) with still the same problem.

 

Any idea why this is?


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lNomNoml
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  #2308840 31-Aug-2019 17:28
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Bought from a legit store? make sure the flash drive is formatted FAT32 or NTFS or even exFAT. copy one at a time and see if that resolves the issue.


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  #2308841 31-Aug-2019 17:31
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If the drive is FAT32, the max file size is 4GB, that might be the issue if one of the files is larger than that.


 
 
 
 


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  #2308842 31-Aug-2019 17:31
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I used to get caught out by this sort of thing all the time. If the drive is formatted FAT32 then no file over 4GB in size can be saved to it and you get the somewhat unhelpful "not enough space" error message.





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  #2308843 31-Aug-2019 17:31
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Dolts:

 

If the drive is FAT32, the max file size is 4GB, that might be the issue if one of the files is larger than that.

 

 

would bet this is what it is, most do come at FAT32 still for compatibility.  





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  #2308844 31-Aug-2019 17:36
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Hi all, thanks for that, can I format it to something else to make this work? one of the files is 7GB


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  #2308845 31-Aug-2019 17:37
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reformat as NTFS





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  #2308846 31-Aug-2019 17:41
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kiwifidget:

 

reformat as NTFS

 

 

just be aware that wont always work for mac/consoles. exfat is a better option.





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  #2308847 31-Aug-2019 17:41
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Use exFAT if you want to use it with non-Windows systems.


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  #2308848 31-Aug-2019 17:43
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Sorry, I only have Windows systems, never heard of exfat. Will add to my vocab.





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  #2308849 31-Aug-2019 17:45
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Currently have converted to the NTFS as I saw the recomendation first, it is copying over now and seems to be working, will this format work when pluged into a sony tv?


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  #2308850 31-Aug-2019 17:48
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NTFS probably won't, but exFAT should (at least, it works with my Sony Blu-ray player).


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  #2308851 31-Aug-2019 17:50
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NTFS is fine for reading on a Mac. To write you need a driver like Paragon.

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  #2308852 31-Aug-2019 17:53
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Behodar:

 

NTFS probably won't, but exFAT should (at least, it works with my Sony Blu-ray player).

 

 

 

 

Correct, picture was there but sounds was heavily distorted, trying the efat format now. I see "quick format" is selected as a default, I take it there is no problem using that? and the allocation size option I have left as what it was set at.


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  #2308861 31-Aug-2019 18:30
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Hmm... if the picture was OK then it probably can read NTFS after all, but it seems that it doesn't support the sound format that the files are using.

 

But to answer your question, nope, no issues with using quick format and the default allocation unit size.


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  #2308896 31-Aug-2019 20:58
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as posted above

 

fat32 format has a max fize file of 4 gb so format the drive to NTFS


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