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Just bought a new Western Digital Elements harddrive and started draggin some video files to it when i got this messege:


"The item “My Item” can’t be copied because it is too large for the volume's format


Is there any way i can drag files to it that are bigger than 4GB ?

Reply by rkaufmann87 on Sep 3, 2012 10:15 AM Helpful

Then you need to reformat the drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It is currently formatted to be used with both a PC and OS X however you are running into it's limitation in that format. If you don't know how to format an EHD then please click Format, Erase, or Reformat a Drive

Reply by rkaufmann87 on Sep 3, 2012 10:03 AM Helpful

How is the EHD formatted? If you don't know in Finder's Side Bar highlight the drive and type Command I (I as in Ivan) and tell us what it says under Format?

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