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Hello.Andrew's my name I have a problem I saw some guys already posted about this kind of problem, but noone realy said it's solved.

I have a USB 2.0 connected WD External Hard Drive 600 G capacity.Only 261 G full by all checks. No back-ups, just storage. Even so, it says I can't copy anything on it cause it is full.One partition, FAT 32, I'm runnin Win XP SP3. No BADs, I verified that too. I mean, I know there is supposed to be some space missin on every HDD, but c'm on Im talking about more than half of it. :confused:

Anyone had something like that happen to him? Thank you very very much.
 

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Nice one dude, thank u. Moving smaller files works.
But I've already copied on trhe external a few months ago some 4 - 6 G iso's.
And there was no problem with those. They are still there.
 

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FAT 32 formatting doesn't like files larger than 4 gig ...
It needs to be formatted NTFS

I've never tried to change the formatting on a HDD that has files in it .. But I hear it can be done.
to be safe .. I'd save them elsewhere first ..(in a NTFS system)
 

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Well l thank you a lot.I've done that once and i think i'll try again.
Even so, I do not understand why it accepted 10 files larger than 6 G and now it won't.
X-files....
 

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Not sure .. I'd think it'd have problems with all files that are too large.
I had to reformat a Pre-Made once because I couldn't Image to it.

I build my own externals so I can get a better HDD with a 5 year warranty .. then format them NTFS to start with.
Enclosure .. HDD
 

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I've just copyed 10 Gigs of info on the external and it worked.


CONCLUSION: FAT32 IS OBSOLETE GUYS! BURN IT ON THE STAKE, IF YOUR HDD IS GONNA EAT HUGE FILES.

Back to killing "za germanz" ... see y'all later, when I get in another trouble.

AND I ALWAIS DO
 
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