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Can't Copy Large Files To My External Hard Drive?

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December 9, 2013 7:26:50 PM

The drive is nearly 1 TB in size, but it won't seem to let me copy a file from my PC that is over around 4 GB's in size even though the drive is not even 10% full. Why is it doing this and how do I get it to stop? i've fomatted it to NTFS 5 times and still it doesnt work...... the copying process just stops.......
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December 9, 2013 7:42:41 PM

If you check the drive in Disk Management does it show as being formatted as NTFS? Does anything pop up or does it just stop? Check under disk management and let me know what it shows and we will go from there.
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December 9, 2013 7:59:17 PM

I had two thoughts initially
- when the copy process stops, is the drive still visible in the system?
- large files can seem to become non-responsive. just let it go for however long t said it would take.

I'm thinking the non-responsive thing might be your issue
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December 10, 2013 5:45:47 AM

kenrivers said:
If you check the drive in Disk Management does it show as being formatted as NTFS? Does anything pop up or does it just stop? Check under disk management and let me know what it shows and we will go from there.


It says that it's the external hard drive is NTFS type it says " 931,51 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition)
When it's starting to copy it just stops, i can see a tiny bit of the green thing, and when i click on "More Details" it says "Time Remaining: Calculating" and The speed is 0,00 MB/Second" but after i waited for a few min it changed to "3,87 MB/Second" and the "Time Remaining to 15 seconds" i've waited more than 15 seconds and it hasnt moved an inch..... a 8gb file doesnt copy in 15 sec... This hasn't happend to me before, the problem started when i tried to format a partion to FAT32 and that didnt go so well, so when i was about to formatted it to NTFS i got the "Write protection" problem so i used CMD to clear the attribute of the disk and the volume of the hard disk, and that worked very well and formated it to NTFS.
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December 10, 2013 5:47:30 AM

popatim said:
I had two thoughts initially
- when the copy process stops, is the drive still visible in the system?
- large files can seem to become non-responsive. just let it go for however long t said it would take.

I'm thinking the non-responsive thing might be your issue


The copy procces stops but the drive is still visible in the system and large files are non-responsive.
It's exactly what's happening to me

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March 11, 2014 12:05:49 AM

Just compress ithe files to archive and copy/cut and paste

I also have gta iv isos andd its 13.8 gb I converted it to Archive and the i put it in my 320 gb hard disk and it was done!
Just do compress it to Archive
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