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General 5gb file won't copy onto SD Card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Cornfuzzled, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Cornfuzzled

    Cornfuzzled Member
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    I'm trying to transfer a 5gb file onto my Eris. The SD card is mounted, and it shows that 7gb is free. I am able to copy over a 1gb file to and from, but when I try the 5gb file, I receive the following message:

    The disk in the destination drive is full. Insert a new disk to continue. Retry Cancel.

    If I click Retry, I get the following:
    Cannot copy (filename): there is not enough free disk space.

    What's the deal? Anyone know how to get this to work?

    -Cornfuzzled
     

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  2. Gevis

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    I believe this may have to do with the format of the SD card. Fat32 cannot have a single file over 4gb I believe.

    I may be wrong, but I've ran into something similar with a flash drive.
     
  3. onion

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    Correct. 4gb limit on FAT32. End of thread.
     
  4. Cornfuzzled

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    Thanks. Appreciate the replies.
     
  5. Gevis

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    I'm not sure if it's the end of the thread. Someone might have a work around. Possibly formating the SD card in a different format or something?
     
  6. onion

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    Want 5gb files? Get a USB flash drive.

    End of thread.
     
  7. Ataranine

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    Don't think you can stick a USB Flash Drive in your phone..so that was useless. >..>

    Now end of thread.
     

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