Cannot Copy File To Either Of Three USB Flash Drives Solved

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    Cannot Copy File To Either Of Three USB Flash Drives


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    Why can't I copy the 5.7GB ISO file to either of these three USB Flash Drives?
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    Thanks.
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Right-click on any of the column headers in File explorer [such as Name, Type, Total size, Free space] and show FileSystem. If the file system is FAT32 that would explain the problem.

    Denis
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    Try3 said: View Post
    Right-click on any of the column headers in File explorer [such as Name, Type, Total size, Free space] and show FileSystem. If the file system is FAT32 that would explain the problem.

    Denis
    Yep, that does it. All three file systems are FAT32. I backed up one of the flash drives, formatted it to NTFS, copied back the files and added more files so the Free Space will be even smaller. Then, I tried copying the 5.7GN file, and Voila, it's copying.

    The issue has been driving me in sane for a while now. The issue was just a simple spacial mathematical situation. Now I know why.
    Thanks you so much!
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    ExFAT would do too. Fat32 is limited to a 4GB max. file size. BTW, MiniTools Partition Wizard can convert the format of a partition without loosing any files. Still a good idea to make backups first, though.
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