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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I?

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Guest [Entry]

"Maybe your External HDD is formatted as FAT? FAT-formatted drives can't see files larger than 4 GB, you'll have to reformat it as NTFS.

The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte (232−1 bytes). Video applications, large databases, and some other software easily exceed this limit. Larger files require another formatting type such as NTFS.

FAT32 @ Wikipedia

Or you could split the zip file in two 3.5 GB parts."
Guest [Entry]

I formatted my 8gb flash card to exFAT as I haven't NTFS option in "format" menu. But it works fine!