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I have made a movie in movie maker and when I try to transfer to a flash drive it tells me the file is too large. My file is 9.70 GB and my flash drive is 32 GB

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Hi gramarine, and welcome to G2G


Most flash drives are formatted in the FAT32 file system, and that format has a file-size limit of 4GB. That is why, even if you have enough extra space on the drive, it could not take such a big file.


If you want to load that movie on the flash-drive you need to reformat the drive to another filesystem, like NTFS (Which has a file-size 'limit' of 18,446,744,073 GB...).


Warning: this will delete everything on the drive so copy it down beforehand if you want to have it! Right click on the flash-drive in Windows Explorer, click Format, in the Format windows choose NTFS from the File system drop down menu, and hit start. It will take a few minutes, and when finished you would be able to load your file on it.

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