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External Harddrive can only save 4.0GB while backing up


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I tried backing up my computer's system, programs, and whatnot, but it only stops at 4.0GB and says some hard drives can't save over 4.0GB. How do I get more than 4.0GB?

External Harddrive:

My Book:
500GB of Free Space
SATA (I think)

So anyone know how I can fix this problem I'm having? If you need anymore info on the harddrive I'll add it.
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It looks like your external drive is formatted in FAT32, which creates 4GB file size limit.
Right click on it, click "Properties", and it'll tell you.
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Do you know how I can edit that?
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Right click on it, click "Properties"...
Did you? What does it say under "File system"?
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FAT32
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Yeah. You'll have to reformat it in NTFS, if you want to bypass 4GB file size limit.
Of course, if you have any important files there, you'll have to move them somewhere else, first.
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Yea that's what someone else said, they said reformat it before you use it, which I didn't know why so I just didn't do it.
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Unfortunately, there is no other way around.. It shouldn't be a big deal to move all files to your regular hard drive, temporarily, format external drive, and move files back.
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