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I have taken an back up of my system which is of 30GB, when i am transfering this back up file to an external hard drive , its showing up "The file is too large for the destination file system".

Is there any method or software that i can use to transfer large files from my C: drive to external hard drive

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you could use a file splitter software: there are a few out there in the net. I'll suggest you one of those, that I had personally used, and that runs fine. HJSPLIT. It is multiplatform and free: I used the Java version, but at the hjsplit site you'll also find some installer for Linux, Win 98/ME/XP, DOS, Amiga, etc...

Hope that helps,

Regards

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Hope I think HJSPLIT does not support Windows Vista when i checked thier web site it did showed up vista support –  bobby521 Dec 21 '09 at 0:44
    
use this link: is the java version of hjsplit: freebyte.com/download/hjsplit/hjsplit_g.jar, thus multiplatform –  dag729 Dec 22 '09 at 1:33

the problem is most likely the FAT32 file system (file size limit ~4GB) of the external HDD, convert the file system to NTFS.

How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP

if the external HDD is empty, you might as well run a quick format using NTFS (much faster).

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He hasn't specified his operating system –  John T Dec 21 '09 at 0:25
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"> He hasn't specified his operating system" but he asks if there's any method or software that he can use to transfer large files from his C: drive to external hard drive, Watson! :D –  dag729 Dec 21 '09 at 0:30
    
While the error itself is a Vista error, earlier windows versions did not have the convert tool, although they did have a C drive. You can also access your C drive on other operating systems, but I won't get into that here. I like challenging people, "watson". –  John T Dec 21 '09 at 0:35
    
My OS is windows Vista Home Premium Edition and meanwhile when i tried to check my external Hard drive its already in NTFS format –  bobby521 Dec 21 '09 at 0:42
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"While the error itself is a Vista error, earlier windows versions did not have the convert tool" i beg to differ, the 'convert tool' is available since Windows NT 4.0, the MSKB article refers to XP, which i think is earlier than Vista too :) –  Molly7244 Dec 21 '09 at 0:43

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