30. April 2010 05:32
This conversation took place between two coworkers, both of which, at the time, were in jobs representing experienced Windows® developers /consultants/users.
Coworker 1: I just bought a brand new 500GB external hard drive and whenever I’m trying to copy a 10GB file, the operation fails…
Coworker 2: Is the drive you’re copying the file to FAT32 or NTFS?FAT32 has a 4gb file size limit...
Coworker 1: How do I check?
Coworker 2: Right click on the drive in windows explorer and select properties. If you never formatted the drive yourself, it's most likely FAT32
Coworker 1: Correct, it’s FAT32
Coworker 2: So you cannot put a file larger than 4GB on FAT32. Convert to NTFS, reformat to NTFS (you'll lose everything on that drive if you do) or put the file on a different drive
Coworker 1: So, are you saying there is no workaround?
Coworker 2: [silence]…