If you experience such a problem, most probably it’s caused by the fact that your flash drive is formatted with the FAT32 file system. This type of a file system has a built-in limitation on the size of the files that it may contain. Although the total size of the files that you can copy to a FAT32 drive could be as large as 2TB (or the physical capacity of the drive, whichever is smaller), the size of each individual file may not exceed 4GB.
This limitation may sound silly: why would anyone design a system that would not allow for the larger files? The problem is, when the FAT32 file system was designed (that was back in the days of Windows 95), no one anticipated that we would have such large files in use today. Or, maybe the designers hoped that by the time such large files become common, the use of the FAT32 system would be replaced by the more modern systems.
In any case, how to solve the problem of copying the 4GB files? Easy: you need to replace the FAT32 file system on the drive with the NTFS file system. The latter does not have the 4GB file size limitation, and it also allows for many other functions not supported by FAT32: file security, encryption, compression, etc.
To change the file system of the USB. Connect it to the Computer --> right click --> Format.
NFTS file system can hold single files upto a few hundred tb.
Sun May 11, 2014 17:40
You rock Deztructor. You are 100% on the money and I really do appreciate that you have taken your time to help me with this in great detail. Works perfect now. The funny thing is no one could tell me this at a staples store where I live. Heck, I even bought some dual layer dvds to try to get a better copy to watch. Again, thanks Deztructor.