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File is too large for the destination file system (External HD)


Autoschediastic

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Hiya, i have a 1TB external Hard drive & i am about to format this pc, ive got 200 gig of files which i need to keep and transfer to my External which is formatted in FAT32 so when i try to transfer a file bigger then 4 gig i get the old message "File is too large for the destination file system" now ive got 300 gig of files already on the External drive and i cant move them off it, ive heard there is a way to convert the external from FAT32 to NTFS without deleting ANY files, does anyone know how this is done please? im running on Windows 7 (64) Thanks

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Graphicool1

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When I look at the shortcut icons of my external and internal drives they have the name I have given them, followed by the letter (?) the PC has given them. ie:...

**OS (C) ELEMENTS (E) PC 2 PC (G) MEDIA (H)**

Whatever shows is what you put.

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Graphicool1

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The above should look like this...

OS (C)

ELEMENTS (E)

PC 2 PC (G)

MEDIA (H)

But please be kind to yourself and do back up's before you do anything else.

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Autoschediastic

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UPDATE: ok i did EXACTLY what "Graphicool1" suggested on that link he kindly posted i found a few errors on the drive but they was easily fixed by simply doing a repair using "CHKDSK" in a command prompt/window (It took 7 hours to fix on a 1tb drive) i then went ahead with the process of command prompt which was the "convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs" then waited just 5 mins for a 1tb drive & PRESTO! it converted it from FAT32 to NTFS!

Thanks to all of you for your help this has always been a HUGE issue with me & now i know what to do it will help multiple amounts of times! a BIG ty to "Graphicool1" for the link!

Cheers guys you really are something!!!

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Autoschediastic

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OH btw i lost "NO" files! Yaay :-) still have 800 gig of files on it! which was more than i first thought? lol

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Woolwell

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Good news but I suggest that you make a back up copy of your files.

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