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November 17th, 2008, 08:32 PM

I am running Ubuntu 8.04 and am trying to add a 5.5GB file to my 16GB Kingston thumb drive.

There is an error, claiming the file is too large.

The file system is FAT32, which I understand has a 4GB size cap.

How do I change this?

November 17th, 2008, 08:58 PM
To get past the fat32 4Gb limit, you will have to reformat the device to a file system that will support file sizes larger than 4Gb. If you use the device in Windows and Linux, I would suggest formatting it as NTFS.


November 17th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Nice...thank you.