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Anonymous
December 30, 2004 6:59:15 PM

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Hello,

I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should be
4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept files
over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the disk. 15
gigs left, should be more than enough.

Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?

Please answer here
thanks

Ken

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Anonymous
December 30, 2004 7:36:01 PM

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"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
>When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should be
>4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept files
>over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the disk. 15
>gigs left, should be more than enough.

You probably are trying to put this onto a FAT32 partition. You can't
do that. As the error message told you, FAT32 can only handle files as
large as 4GB. For larger files you must use NTFS.

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov
Anonymous
December 30, 2004 7:49:41 PM

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There is a newer version of Winrar that was just released.


"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should
> be 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept
> files over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the
> disk. 15 gigs left, should be more than enough.
>
> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>
> Please answer here
> thanks
>
> Ken
>
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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 12:38:05 AM

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NTFS has no single file limit, except for the total of the available space.
I have made several backup files > 4 Gig, and one video capture file over 10
Gig.

However, the FAT32 file system has a limitation of 4 Gig, and I recall that
a data DVD may also have that limit for a single file.

Check the format on the disk by right-clicking on the drive letter (e.g., on
C:)  in windows explorer, then properties.

Also, an older version of WinRAR might be hardwired to assume the FAT32
limit.


"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should
> be 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept
> files over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the
> disk. 15 gigs left, should be more than enough.
>
> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>
> Please answer here
> thanks
>
> Ken
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:29:05 AM

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I think you will find that NTFS has a songle file size limit of 4GB.....

Try splitting the RAR file into 2 * 2Gb files?




"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should
> be 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept
> files over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the
> disk. 15 gigs left, should be more than enough.
>
> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>
> Please answer here
> thanks
>
> Ken
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:29:06 AM

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On Thu, 30 Dec 2004, "NoWaySpammers" <tryit@itwontwork> wrote:
>I think you will find that NTFS has a songle file size limit of 4GB.....

I don't know what a "songle" file is, but the limit of FAT32
is 4Gig, not NTFS

John Thomas Smith
http://www.direct2usales.com
http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:29:06 AM

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In news:o QmuYar7EHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
NoWaySpammers <tryit@itwontwork> typed:

>I think you will find that NTFS has a songle file size limit of
>4GB.....



Nope, that's the FAT32 limit. NTFS files can be as big as you
want them.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:45:32 AM

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http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/filesystems.sht...

It seems to me, Winrar writes to a FAT32 file system.
Maybe Winrar uses a Temporary Directory on a FAT32 drive,
or maybe Winrar is buggy and can't handle files greater than 4GB ??


"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:u_ZAd.39314$Tn1.1585041@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should
> be 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept
> files over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the
> disk. 15 gigs left, should be more than enough.
>
> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>
> Please answer here
> thanks
>
> Ken
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:45:33 AM

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That could be it, I will try that, cause I have 2 HD, but everything is on
the NTFS one . Maybe just unplugg the Fat32 see what is does.

Ken

"Ralf Baumhoefer" <fcbayern_owp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
> http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/filesystems.sht...
>
> It seems to me, Winrar writes to a FAT32 file system.
> Maybe Winrar uses a Temporary Directory on a FAT32 drive,
> or maybe Winrar is buggy and can't handle files greater than 4GB ??
>
>
> "Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:u_ZAd.39314$Tn1.1585041@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
>> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should
>> be 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept
>> files over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the
>> disk. 15 gigs left, should be more than enough.
>>
>> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>>
>> Please answer here
>> thanks
>>
>> Ken
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 1:45:34 AM

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Thnaks for the help, that worked.

ken


"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> wrote in message
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> That could be it, I will try that, cause I have 2 HD, but everything is on
> the NTFS one . Maybe just unplugg the Fat32 see what is does.
>
> Ken
>
> "Ralf Baumhoefer" <fcbayern_owp@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:%23jhA$jr7EHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
>> http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/filesystems.sht...
>>
>> It seems to me, Winrar writes to a FAT32 file system.
>> Maybe Winrar uses a Temporary Directory on a FAT32 drive,
>> or maybe Winrar is buggy and can't handle files greater than 4GB ??
>>
>>
>> "Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> news:u_ZAd.39314$Tn1.1585041@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
>>> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that
>>> should be 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it
>>> cannot accept files over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough
>>> space on the disk. 15 gigs left, should be more than enough.
>>>
>>> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>>>
>>> Please answer here
>>> thanks
>>>
>>> Ken
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 9:15:22 AM

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Ralf Baumhoefer wrote:
> http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
> http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/filesystems.sht...
>
> It seems to me, Winrar writes to a FAT32 file system.
> Maybe Winrar uses a Temporary Directory on a FAT32 drive,
> or maybe Winrar is buggy and can't handle files greater than 4GB ??

What a complete load of unadulterated baloney. Funny that it works on my
system then with four drives all NTFS formatted. Why, I assembled a 5GB file
only yesterday and it worked fine.

--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
on salads.
Anonymous
December 31, 2004 9:15:23 AM

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Welcome back miss Tick, I've missed you.

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <misstick@lancre.dw> wrote in message
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> Ralf Baumhoefer wrote:
>> http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm
>> http://www.mcmcse.com/windows_xp/guides/filesystems.sht...
>>
>> It seems to me, Winrar writes to a FAT32 file system.
>> Maybe Winrar uses a Temporary Directory on a FAT32 drive,
>> or maybe Winrar is buggy and can't handle files greater than 4GB ??
>
> What a complete load of unadulterated baloney. Funny that it works on my
> system then with four drives all NTFS formatted. Why, I assembled a 5GB
> file only yesterday and it worked fine.
>
> --
> Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
> on salads.
>
>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 11:15:35 PM

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Also, to refresh some people's memories. The original NTFS format from the
original NT OS had a limit of 4 GB per file size. This was changed with
updates to NT via SPs but the drive had to be reformatted with the updated
OS. If a person takes a NTFS formatted drive from an original NT machine
and plugs it into a 2000 or XP box the 4 GB size limit MAY remain. Ran into
this problem on an NT Server system at work many years ago.


"Ken O" <lerameur101@Ya.com> wrote in message
news:u_ZAd.39314$Tn1.1585041@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have windows XP sp2 , on NTFS.
> When I try to assemble a file that was in .rar into one file that should
be
> 4.7 G. I have a write error message from winrar that it cannot accept
files
> over 4G and that only NTFS accepts them. Not enough space on the disk. 15
> gigs left, should be more than enough.
>
> Well thats what I have, Anyone know what problem that is from ?
>
> Please answer here
> thanks
>
> Ken
>
>
>
!