Not Enough Room on Empty USB Drive

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Not Enough Room on Empty USB Drive

Post by Desert-Rat » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:51 pm

I’m using Catalina, Mac mini, I have large files to compress and move to a USB drive. I’ve compressed the files using the ZIP,option and the drive is formatted MS-DOS ex fat. But when I try to move the compressed file I get a message saying there’s not enough room for that format, although the 128 GB drive is empty.

I can move the compressed files to the USB drive if I format the drive for MAC, but I’m not sure about the OS the recipients will be using. Help?
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Not Enough Room on Empty USB Drive

Post by aone » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:01 pm

Note the difference between MS-DOS FAT and exFAT (not from MS-DOS era). You should use exFAT if using files larger than 4 GB. exFAT is usually compatible with all modern OSs and most current TVs.
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