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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    The flash drive is likely formatted in FAT32, which means you cannot transfer files larger than 4GB. You can either:

    • Format your flash drive as NTFS
    • Break up the movie files using a utility like 7zip
    Last edited by LMP900; August 30th, 2011 at 07:12 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    Quote Originally Posted by inabitofapickle View Post
    I am moving from linux to windows
    I assume you are trying to move the file to your pen drive, which according to that output is formatted in FAT.

    FAT has a maximum file size of 4GB, so you'll have to either format the drive to some more modern filesystem, or split your file in some way or other. A common method is to compress the file into a split .rar archive, giving you multiple small files instead of one big one.

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    Quote Originally Posted by mcduck View Post
    I assume you are trying to move the file to your pen drive, which according to that output is formatted in FAT.

    FAT has a maximum file size of 4GB, so you'll have to either format the drive to some more modern filesystem, or split your file in some way or other. A common method is to compress the file into a split .rar archive, giving you multiple small files instead of one big one.
    +1, note from the output of the command you posted for me that your "PENDRIVE" is formatted as "vfat". As stated, the max file size is 4GB. Since your destination is Windows, the split command won't work, you'll want to either make a multipart archive, reformat your pendrive to a different format, or transfer the file via your network.

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    sea wolf. i'm dragging and droping to my falsh drive

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    Quote Originally Posted by inabitofapickle View Post
    sea wolf. i'm dragging and droping to my falsh drive
    Yes - the problem is with your flash drive. It's format (vfat) is incapable of handling files whose sizes are greater than 4GB. You'll need to use another method mentioned above to transfer these files to your other computer.

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    what should I do seawolf?

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    Quote Originally Posted by inabitofapickle View Post
    what should I do seawolf?
    The best solution may be to reformat the flash drive to use the NTFS filesystem. Windows 7 will recognize it, so will Ubuntu, and it will accept files larger than 4GB.

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    Quote Originally Posted by inabitofapickle View Post
    what should I do seawolf?
    You can either use a program to split the file into smaller parts like 7zip, rar, etc. 7zip should have a right-click context menu if I'm not mistaken, and can be installed through the terminal by typing the command

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    sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
    You can also transfer the files over your network. There are tons of resources with pictures of each step that can be found through Google. Here is one example.

    You can also reformat your pendrive to something other than vfat that Windows can read - so NTFS. You can do this by running GParted (hit [ALT][F2] then type in GParted), once GParted opens, you can select your device from the upper-right hand corner and select to reformat the drive. Note that this will completely erase everything on the device when formatting.

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    Thanks a million!

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    Re: Ubuntu won't move my files

    No problem! Glad you got this solved

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