How to Fix: File Is Too Large for Destination File System

I purchased a 32-gigabyte Onn USB stick from Walmart, which I use to store programs and other items. There are 22 gigabytes free on the stick, and I'm trying to copy a 4.5-gigabyte ISO file. When I try to copy it, I receive an error saying that the file is too large for the file destination. I have no idea why it is acting in this way. What's causing this, and how can I solve this?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 23, 2024

Why File Is Too Large for Destination File System

The most common reason why a file is too large for the destination file system is that the destination file system has a maximum file size limit. This can happen if the destination file system is formatted with a file size limitation, such as FAT32, which has a maximum file size of 4GB. The maximum file size on a FAT16 USB flash device is 2GB.

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How to Fix File Is Too Large for Destination File System

To resolve this problem, you can reduce the file size before transferring it or convert the destination file system to a more modern one that supports larger file sizes, such as NTFS or exFAT. EaseUS Partition Master Professional is your best choice to convert FAT32 to NTFS without data loss:

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Here is what you should do:

Step 1: Set up and start your computer's EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 2: Right-click on a FAT32 partition in Partition Manager, choose "Advanced," and then "NTFS to FAT."

Step 3: Click "Proceed" in the pop-up dialog window to proceed.

Step 4: To begin the conversion process, click "Apply". Hold off until the procedure is complete.

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