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Default [Q] How to move 4 Gb file

Hi guys!

Can someone help me with this.
I'm trying to move one file that I've downloaded to internal storage to the sdcard but I can't. File manager says file too big. Any advice? My sdcard has a capacity of 32 Gb.

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Hi guys!

Can someone help me with this.
I'm trying to move one file that I've downloaded to internal storage to the sdcard but I can't. File manager says file too big. Any advice? My sdcard has a capacity of 32 Gb.

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try to use es file explorer

and copy the file,don't move.
after done copying delete the one you don't want.

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Thank you Ben but already tried that and didn't work. EFBIG (file too large) error. I think it's a sdcard limiting.

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Most likely because the SD card is formatted in FAT32 which has a limit of 4GB. If the destination is NTFS, you should be able to copy it
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Can't do files that big on fat 32 I think. 4gb would be okay, but if it's just a little over, no dice. You sure it's less than 4,294,967,295 bytes*?

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Hi guys!

Can someone help me with this.
I'm trying to move one file that I've downloaded to internal storage to the sdcard but I can't. File manager says file too big. Any advice? My sdcard has a capacity of 32 Gb.

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Only way. Download myphone explorer to pc and connect phone thru wifi. Transfer file to comp and then transfer again to ext sd from comp. Hope that will work.

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Won't work either. File system restrictions are still present even if done another way

Try to use another format. The format of choice would either be exfat or ext4

While ext4 should do the trick I'd prefer exfat since it has windows compatibility. Ext4 isn't natively supported by windows (only Unix based)

Since 32gb is max for fat partitions, the z1 on the other hand supports 64gb cards, it should be able to mount exfat

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Can't do files that big on fat 32 I think. 4gb would be okay, but if it's just a little over, no dice. You sure it's less than 4,294,967,295 bytes*?

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No its over 4 Gb.

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Won't work either. File system restrictions are still present even if done another way

Try to use another format. The format of choice would either be exfat or ext4

While ext4 should do the trick I'd prefer exfat since it has windows compatibility. Ext4 isn't natively supported by windows (only Unix based)

Since 32gb is max for fat partitions, the z1 on the other hand supports 64gb cards, it should be able to mount exfat

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So I've to format my sdcard first in exfat or ext4 and try it out, that's it?

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So I've to format my sdcard first in exfat or ext4 and try it out, that's it?

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Yeah but watch out: reformatting results in an empty partition

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