4 Fixes: The File is Too Large for the Destination File System
This article solves the error The File is Too Large for the Destination File System with 4 working methods
One day I was trying to copy a file to my flash drive, and then I got an error
“The file is too large for the destination file system pen drive”
I tried many techniques, but I failed in each methods. Finally I found the reason; that was due to my pen drive format. The pen drive format was FAT32 which supports single files with maximum size of 4GB. After changing the format of the drive, I could save large sized files.
Let us see the steps:
Here you need to format your pen drive with NTFS format which supports large sized files.
- Open “Computer” (This PC or My Computer).
- Right click on your pen drive, from given context menu, take ‘Format’.
- In format window, choose ‘NTFS’ as file system. Then perform a Quick format by pressing the ‘Start’ button.
Ready. Now you can store large sized files on your pen drive.
Note: Formatting will lose all your existing data on your pen drive, so you should backup the date into another drive before formatting.
Solution without Losing data or Formatting:
If you can’t backup your data due to any reason, you can try these ways:
- Method 1: Changing or Converting from FAT32 to NTFS by command prompt without losing your data.
Convert <Your Drive letter>: /FS:NTFS
Then hit enter, where <Your Drive letter> denotes your pen drive letter (see on ‘Computer’)
Convert J: /FS:NTFS
(You need to wait some time to complete the conversion process)
- Method 2: By compressing your file.
- Method 3: By Splitting you file