I just created a zip folder of my Pictures folder using Send to -> Compressed (zipped) folder, and it is 44 GBs. I can view files and it seems to be okay, however, I just read that the limit might be 4 GBs. What is the maximum size of a zip file if the OS is 64-bit Windows 10 Pro?

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4 GB size is a limitation for an old zip format. And it is a limit for any file on FAT32 disks. A modern version of ZIP is almost unlimited (it has about 16 exabytes size limitation).


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