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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Chryonn, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Chryonn

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    hi all, i have a 32GB USB memory stick that shows up fine in XP. however when i transfer anything over 2Gb, it shows no items listed as if there's nothing there. but looking at its properties (the pie-chart) it shows there's free space and used space.
    does anyone have this problem or know of any utilities that would allow me to view the used space?
     
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    The file system on the USB stick does not support over a 2GB file size.
    It needs to be reformatted as another file system type (if you can).
     
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    ahh, thank you. so FAT32 is limited to under 32GB?
     
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    FAT32 is under 4GB.
     

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