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Posted on 08-07-07 12:22
Im backing up all my important data to an external HD.
but ive got 2 4gb ISO files to copy, when i try to it tells me there is not enough disk space and to free some up. strange thing is my main C: drive has 67Gb Free, and the External has 177Gb free.
I would just burn these ISO's to DVD, but i dont have a DVD burner Sad
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Posted on 08-07-07 12:24
Sometimes you can only copy a certain amount at one time...have you tried compressing them in some way?


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Posted on 08-07-07 12:27
What file system is on the drive you are trying to copy to?


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Posted on 08-07-07 12:33
There is nothing else copying at the time.

the file system is FAT32. thinking about it this may well be the problem.

yep, thanks for that, cant have a file over 4Gb on FAT32. Balls.

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Posted on 08-07-07 12:45
Theres a windows utility to convert the file system to NTFS, and it keeps all the data intact.


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Posted on 08-07-07 14:25
To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
Open the Command Prompt (cmd) window.
In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format.

(Taken from windows xp's Help and Support)


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Posted on 09-07-07 14:54
It worked?


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Posted on 10-07-07 17:21
Didnt change the file system, i used WinRAR to split the files.
I share the drive with my family, and my mates use it occasionally for backups when formatting so i didnt want to change too much of it.