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I have formatted my external 2T hard drive and now when I try to move a 7G file onto it it says that item can’t be copied because it is too large for the volume's format, even though when I check how much free space the hard drive has it says I still have 2T. Can someone help?

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Maybe you formatted your hard drive as FAT32, which only accepts file less than 4G. What is your current operating system? You could try to reformat it to NTFS

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The limitation is less than 4GB, I believe. But regardless, this is the answer. – May 4 '13 at 5:38 thanks for pointing it out. not sure why I typed 2G in the first place – tuananh May 4 '13 at 6:08

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