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Too large for the volume's format?

86606 Views 30 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2014 1:06 PM by Csound1 RSS
  • Lagenomai Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to Frederikhs)

    Aaaaah how soon we forget the past. Remember? The days of 1.44MB floppy discs holding 60MB applications like Adobe Photoshop in a huge (lol) archive?

     

    I myself run into this problem from time to time with 3hr 1080p files....... answer?

     

    Zip em!

     

    Break them into a two piece archive, copy it to the drive and then reassemble it ON the drive.

  • Mentor Hamiti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:42 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    I fromate the drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). But my tv not read this format . How can i fix .

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 6:30 AM (in response to Mentor Hamiti)

    Mentor Hamiti wrote:

     

    I fromate the drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). But my tv not read this format . How can i fix .

     

    Choose a format your tv can read.

  • dispomaniac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 3:21 PM (in response to Csound1)

    I tried exfat and mac os extended journaled but my tv doesn't read it

     

    I want to transfer files larger than 4gb to my usb so i can watch it on my tv.

     

    any solution ?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 3:57 PM (in response to dispomaniac)

    No, if your TV needs FAT then you don't have a choice to make.

  • dispomaniac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 4:16 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Wrong Mate .. I found a solution and it works..

     

    Everyone download this and simply format you drive with it .. and it will work with tv, pc and mac

     

    Enjoy

     

    http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/

     

    Just download it  =D

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Mar 2, 2013 4:50 PM (in response to dispomaniac)

    dispomaniac wrote:

     

    Wrong Mate .. I found a solution and it works..

     

    Everyone download this and simply format you drive with it .. and it will work with tv, pc and mac

     

    Enjoy

     

    http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/

     

    Just download it  =D

    Then your TV does not require FAT.

  • FarisNO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 9, 2013 4:57 PM (in response to dispomaniac)

    thanks a lot brother.

  • CORRECT ANSWERS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2013 9:15 PM (in response to Frederikhs)

    The drive is most likely formatted as FAT32 system. This is a typical partitioning format that is supported by practically all computers (windows, linux and mac os). FAT32 limits file sizes to 4GB and device sizes to 8TB. For you to be able to store a file greater than 4GB in size, you'd need to reformat the drive to either ExFAT (file size is limited to 16EB, or 16 BILLION TB) or a MacOS partition format (called HFS plus, file size limited to 8EB, or 8 BILLION TB). I'd recommend the MacOS partition format for it's reliability, but only if you're working in a strictly Mac OS environment. HFS plus is NOT supported by Windows. If you need to transfer files between computers of various OSs, I'd recommend ExFAT.

    Note: Changing partition formats WILL DELETE ALL DATA ON THE DRIVE, so make sure you back up all the data on the drive before you start.

    1. Back up all your files on the USB drive onto a secure location on your Mac.
    2. Open Disk Utility by searching it in spot light or opening it from /Applications/Utilities
    3. Select your desired drive on the left side.
    4. Go to the "Erase" tab.
    5. Choose your desired partition format from the drop down menu, and name your drive as you please.
    6. Click "erase"
    7. Restore the files back to the drive.
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to CORRECT ANSWERS)

    The OP, (the person you replied to) stated in his second post, more than a year ago that the format was Fat32, please read posts prior to posting.

  • Behind the Lens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 30, 2014 5:53 PM (in response to Frederikhs)

    I'm having the same problem except that i've been using my external hard drive for months with no problem. Just out of the blue I started getting the file too large for format message. I don't want to format my hard drive, especially to a mac os journaled version. I use my external to go between my mac and my windows all the time. I just want a fix. I also want to know why this started happening out of the blue

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Mar 31, 2014 2:09 AM (in response to Behind the Lens)

    Behind the Lens wrote:

     

    I'm having the same problem

    What is the drives format, how large is the file.

  • Behind the Lens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2014 2:23 AM (in response to Csound1)

    The drive is in fat32 format and the file I was trying to move whe this started is 4.73 GB. The thing is though that i've moved larger files than that onto the drive in the past so i'm confused as to why this just happening out of seemingly nowhere

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Mar 31, 2014 2:25 AM (in response to Behind the Lens)

    4GB is the Fat32 limit, it has always been 4GB.

     

    You will have to reformat the drive.

  • Miss Cake Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2014 12:36 PM (in response to Frederikhs)

    Im having the same problem.

     

    Except I have a 1TB Transcend portable hard drive, and I ahve already transfered a single folder that was 194GB in one go.

     

    Another that is 52GB

     

    Im trying to transfer a folder with 10GB and getting the error

     

    The item "-" can’t be copied because it is too large for the volume's format

     

    how can this be???

     

    when i have already put 600 GB on there already????

     

    not tried rebooting yet, but i upgraded to mavericks last night, and i bet it has something to do with that !

     

    Any suggestions, as I cant put 600GB on to my computer to reformt, as this was new only last week.

     

    Hmmmmmm

     

    Thanks

    Cake.

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