Copying Very Large Files

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  1. Natey2

    Natey2 Senior Member

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    I downloaded a 4.8GB movie from Google Play Movies.
    Google Play has no download to SD card option, so my device internal storage/memory is almost maxed out.
    I tried using ES File Explorer to copy the movie to my 32GB SD card, but only 4GB transferred (about 2 hours of the 2.5 hour movie).
    Any ideas to copy the entire movie over, or split the movie to 2 files, or reduce the movie size?

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    Frederuco Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmm, I'm pretty sure this is an issue with the FAT32 file system and it's 4 GB per file limit. If you can use an exFAT or NTFS removable storage, this might allow you to do it.
     
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    I agree. Chances are very good that the problem is the format of the SD card.
     
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    That was it guys! I turned on WiFi and used ES Explorer to transfer the file to an NTFS shared drive on my PC for now to free up some space on my mobile device.
    Thanks!

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