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Windows 7: Can't transfer large file to external drive

14 May 2014   #1
Vision6800

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Can't transfer large file to external drive

I'm trying to do a simple back up. One 12g folder transfer to an external hard drive. Drag and dropping will will stop working about 1/4 of the way through. I tried TeraCopy and that gets through about 6g before it stops working.

Any idea what is wrong?


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14 May 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

How is your hard drive formatted? Is it fat32 or NTFS?
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14 May 2014   #3
Vision6800

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It should be NTFS.
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14 May 2014   #4
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vision6800 View Post
It should be NTFS.
Can you make sure? Go to computer, right click on the drive and click properties

In general tab you will see File System: NTFS or Fat32

Fat32 can't hold files over 4gb.
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14 May 2014   #5
Vision6800

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It's NTFS and I'm reformatting it.
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14 May 2014   #6
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vision6800 View Post
It's NTFS and I'm reformatting it.
No need to reformat, you want it as NTFS, not Fat32.

Try compressing the folder/file and moving it to the drive.
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