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Windows 7: Cannot Copy ISO Image to FlashDrive

26 May 2013   #1
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot Copy ISO Image to FlashDrive

Hey Gang,

So I have an ISO Image that is 7.61GBs and I am trying to put it on a flash drive for a friend. He originally gave me an unnamed 16GB flash drive that was totally cleaned out. My Computer claimed that there were only 10GBs free on the drive when it was completely empty but I decided that I didn't care and the 10GBs was enough space. I then tried to copy over the ISO and it said that the file was too large and there wasn't enough space on the drive. I copied a 4GB file to the drive just for the hell of it and it ended up taking all 10GBs. I came to the conclusion that the flash drive was faulty somehow and that it was time for a new one.

I then went out and picked up a brand new 32GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide from my local electronics store. When I got home I plugged it in and tried to copy over the ISO and the same message came up. I have now come to the conclusion that there is a problem with the ISO, but I don't know what. From my Computer view there is plenty of room on the flash drive for the file but I don't know what is stopping it. The ISO Image works perfectly and I can mount and run it without any problems, so I don't really know what the problem is...unless I am missing something really simple.

Please let me know if you have an ideas on what the problem is. If you need anymore information from me, feel free to ask. Thanks in advance for all your help!

-JackALope


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26 May 2013   #2
derekimo

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Are the flash drives formatted as FAT32?

If so they have a file size restriction, 4GB I think.
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26 May 2013   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

derekimo is correct. You could split the iso into multiple iso's, or format the stick NTFS

Edit

You might be able to compress it
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26 May 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

How are you copying the ISO to the flash drive ?

Extract the .iso files to a New folder on the computer and then copy the files in the new created folder contents to the USB Flash Drive .
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26 May 2013   #5
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Are the flash drives formatted as FAT32?

If so they have a file size restriction, 4GB I think.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
derekimo is correct. You could split the iso into multiple iso's, or format the stick NTFS

Edit

You might be able to compress it
Oh duh. Yeah it was formatted as FAT32. I just reformatted it to NTFS and copied the ISO over with no problems. Thanks a bunch for your quick replies and all the help guys!
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26 May 2013   #6
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
How are you copying the ISO to the flash drive ?

Extract the .iso files to a New folder on the computer and then copy the files in the new created folder contents to the USB Flash Drive .
Just dragging a dropping. I didn't want to extract or break up the ISO in multiple parts so that's why I just copied it over. I finally got it to work...thanks for the reply mate.
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26 May 2013   #7
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Glad you got it working .
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