4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2012 11:53 AM by OzziesMAC
OzziesMAC Level 2 (150 points)

I have a 5GB video file on the Mac that I would like to transfer to a Windows laptop.  Windows can not read my external mac drive and a 5GB file is to large for a FAT drive.  Is there an easy way to do this?


iMac 27, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.8Ghz Intel Quad Core i7 / 8GB / 1TB
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,878 points)

    If the Windows machine has Win7, then try formatting the USB drive using ExFat. Otherwise, you will have to break up the file into smaller parts.

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 (150 points)

    Thanks for the quick reply, I am not familiar with ExFat, but I do have Windows 7.  Will see if I can figure out how to do that then.  I have a 16GB flash drive that I can try this on with.  I assume ExFAT does not have the GB limit that FAT drives have then.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,878 points)

    You can use Disk Utility to format a drive using ExFat. It does not have the file size limit of FAT.

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 (150 points)

    Perfect, will format the flash drive on the Mac to ExFAT and put the 5GB file on it then send it over to the Windows 7 Laptop.

     

    Thanks Again Kappy!