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file exceeds file system size limit (write to disk) error

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  • Disk Error
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  • Windows 7
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March 23, 2014 7:42:20 PM

I am trying to downloading a 23 gib file & it keeps coming up saying "file exceeds filesystem size limit (write to disk)" ... I am running Windows 7 64 bit & my format is already NTFS & I am still coming up with this error.

I have already used a flash drive formatted to NTFS for smaller files & it works just fine.

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March 23, 2014 8:20:41 PM

Sounds to me you're not using NTFS, but FAT32. You 100% certain? In Explorer, Right click on the drive letter you're saving to (e.g. C:\) and select Properties to see the file system for that drive. Doubel check you are indeed saving to the correct (NTFS) drive.
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March 23, 2014 8:21:13 PM

As long as your not saving to the root directory, it should be fine. NTFS has a file size limit of 16 terabytes but not in the root folder. :)  If your saving to the flash drive, it may be the flash drive's fault. Try saving to hard disk.
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March 24, 2014 4:23:31 AM

timinator said:
As long as your not saving to the root directory, it should be fine. NTFS has a file size limit of 16 terabytes but not in the root folder. :)  If your saving to the flash drive, it may be the flash drive's fault. Try saving to hard disk.


I am saving to my hard drive for this file because of the size. I have tried saving it on my desktop, in my documents, ect & still get the same problem.
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March 24, 2014 4:26:48 AM

nitrium said:
Sounds to me you're not using NTFS, but FAT32. You 100% certain? In Explorer, Right click on the drive letter you're saving to (e.g. C:\) and select Properties to see the file system for that drive. Doubel check you are indeed saving to the correct (NTFS) drive.


I am 110% sure i am running NTFS, I use uTorrent software to download my items. & I use google chrome
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March 24, 2014 7:38:50 AM

Right click on your hard drive and select properties and make sure it says "File system: NTFS" on the drive your saving your file to.
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March 24, 2014 3:21:50 PM

timinator said:
Right click on your hard drive and select properties and make sure it says "File system: NTFS" on the drive your saving your file to.


Yes it does say NTFS ... Here is a photo of my hard drive

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March 24, 2014 3:36:55 PM

I've had very similar problems using Windows Explorer to copy huge files. I've taken to using a freebie called Teracopy for large files.
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March 24, 2014 5:07:57 PM

ex_bubblehead said:
I've had very similar problems using Windows Explorer to copy huge files. I've taken to using a freebie called Teracopy for large files.


I am downloading files by Torrents using uTorrent & I use google chrome.
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September 19, 2014 1:05:35 AM

JD Recyclers said:
I am trying to downloading a 23 gib file & it keeps coming up saying "file exceeds filesystem size limit (write to disk)" ... I am running Windows 7 64 bit & my format is already NTFS & I am still coming up with this error.

I have already used a flash drive formatted to NTFS for smaller files & it works just fine.


I'm having the same problem with a 29 Gb file copying from one NTFS drive to another. Apparently having file compression enabled or a badly fragmented drive can cause this error.
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