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5gb file won't copy onto SD Card

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

  1. Cornfuzzled

    Cornfuzzled Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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?


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  2. Gevis

    Gevis Android Enthusiast

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

    Cornfuzzled Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Appreciate the replies.
  5. Gevis

    Gevis Android Enthusiast

    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. Want 5gb files? Get a USB flash drive.

    End of thread.
  7. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    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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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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