How do I make a USB Thumbdrive accept a large MP4 file?

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       #21

    RickC said:
    How's about we get this post back on topic, OK? I'm pretty sure that OP would appreciate that...
    Agreed -but they haven't responded even once.
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       #22

    mngerhold said:
    Agreed -but they haven't responded even once.
    Either the nature of things or just scared off...

    IMO it's been slightly contentious and veered away from OP's issue.

    Not the first time... and I doubt that it'll be the last time.

    Perhaps we can all learn from this and play more gently together?

    Just a thought.
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       #23

    cereberus said:
    KISS principle
    Me to garage - hi, my car has conked out
    Garage - check if you have run out of petrol

    Non Kiss Principle
    Me to garage - hi, my car has conked out
    Garage - here is how to test if engine has seized. Put car in neutral, release handbrake, push car ......
    If you read around multiple historical applications of the KISS principle then you'll become aware of its flaws, e.g. avoiding seemingly unrelated questions that then take the enquiry line in a totally different direction.

    IMO 'KISS' then becomes a problem methodology, not a solution.

    Personally, instead of 'methodologies', I think IT problem-solvers should ignore everything except what the OP writes... and that's where the fun starts.
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       #24

    RickC said:
    If you read around multiple historical applications of the KISS principle then you'll become aware of its flaws, e.g. avoiding seemingly unrelated questions that then take the enquiry line in a totally different direction.

    IMO 'KISS' then becomes a problem methodology, not a solution.

    Personally, instead of 'methodologies', I think IT problem-solvers should ignore everything except what the OP writes... and that's where the fun starts.
    Perhaps a better term than KISS is "Occam's Razor" which basically means "the simplest explanation is preferable to one that is more complex". In context to posts here - the fat32 4GB limit is more likely that usb drive being a fake!

    In my mind, questions asked here fall into two categories:

    1) Questions that generally have a simple answer - fat32 4GB being a good example. There really is no point in providing complicated solutions until Op verifies the simple solution(s) have not worked.

    2) Questions that generally have a more complicated answer. Usually poster will have tried the obvious solutions, and it requires some detective work to find the real solution.

    Unfortunately many of us (and even I am probably guilty of this now and then), provide complicated answers to simple questions.

    In part, this is because OP's often do not reply.

    What is really funny when (particularly new) posters post an answer to on old post. You now get a warning on Windows 11 forums (not sure about 10 forum) if reading a post with no replies in over 30 days.
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  5. Posts : 18,429
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       #25

    Who would have thought that the simple fact that FAT32 won't take a file greater than 4 GB would have turned into 25 posts when the OP has never even come back to tell us if exFAT or NTFS worked or not....and I never called any person stupid. K.I.S.S. is a very common phrase. People have too thin skin these days.
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       #26

    mngerhold said:
    Agreed -but they haven't responded even once.
    Not in a post, as such, but they have responded by awarding three Reps and by marking this thread as 'Solved'.
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  7. Posts : 1,797
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       #27

    Bree said:
    Not in a post, as such, but they have responded by awarding three Reps and by marking this thread as 'Solved'.
    Good point, well made.
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