5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 8:06 AM by Niel
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I need to back up my 160GB Mackintosh HD on my imac OSX 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard) using disk utility. After a short period of the imaging process I get a message saying 'file too big'. What can I do to resolve the problem? My external drive is 1TB with 500GB available.


I've tried using Time Machine but this seems to want to wipe my external disk.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Solved by Niel on Feb 5, 2013 8:06 AM Solved
You may or may not be able to use the Disk Utility in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder to shrink the single partition and create a new one in the free space. (76132)
Reply by Niel on Feb 5, 2013 7:51 AM Helpful
A drive formatted as FAT32 can't contain files which are 4GB or larger regardless of how much space is available on the drive. (76127)
Reply by Niel on Feb 5, 2013 7:59 AM Helpful
Yes. (76130)

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