Can't copy to free space

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  1. Dudemellow

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    Hi,
    I have an external 250G HD that is currently half full. I have 133G of free space but when I try to cut and paste a 5G folder to the drive I get an error message that says that there isn't enough free space. Any ideas on what might be going on here?
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    Have you tried bustin the file down to manageable bits Dude?

    5GB is one large file.
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    I know that that would be the obvious thing to do but I would rather not as I'm afraid it may not reassemble properly. I just think it's odd as I haven't had any problems like this before, even with 6 or 7G files. I think I will just try to zip it. Not really a big deal I just don't like it when I don't know why something isn't working.
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    I'm dumb. I have two 250G externals, one is NTFS and one is FAT32. I've been trying to copy to the FAT32. Thanks for the conversion notes though.
    Issue resolved, PEBCAK.
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    Your welcome mate... :mrgreen:
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