How To Fix File Too Large For Destination File System Error?

If you are facing “The file size is too large for the destination file system” issue, then this article will help you to solve your problem. This problem occurs due to your file size is larger than 4GB and your external hard drive or USB flash drive is in the FAT32 file system. You can check your drive file system. Here we go with the easy solutions to fix the “The file is too large for the destination file system” error with simple steps.

Solution 1: Formatting to NTFS

Formatting is the easiest way to convert the FAT32 to NTFS, but it will erae all the data’s in your drive. We recommend you to take a backup and then follow the steps give below.

Step 1: Right-Click on your USB drive or external hard drive which you are going to format.

Step 2: Click on the “Format” option.

Step 3: Change format type to NTFS.

Now you can fix the issue “The file size is too large for the destination file system” and successfully copy a file sized larger than 4GB to your external hard drive or USB drive.

Solution 2: Converting to NTfS

If you have any important data on your drive, you might need a better solution without loosing data, using a third-party software.

EaseUS Partition Master is a third-party partition software. It allows you to fix “The file size is too large for the destination file system” issue without formatting it.

Step 1: Download and Install the EaseUS Partition Master on your system.

Step 2: Select the FAT32 partition option and right click on it. Select the convert option to “Convert to NTFS”.

Step 3: Click on the “OK” button on the pop-up dialog box to continue.

Step 4: Click on the “Execute 2 Operation” at the upper left corner and you will see the operation details.

Step 5: Click on the “Apply” and “Finish” when the process gets completed.

Now you can convert your USB drive, SD card or any external hard drive from the FAT32 to NTFS format and coy the files larger than 4GB.

Solution 3: Change file system

Step 1: Open the “Run” dialogue box using the command W”in.key + R”.

Step 2: Type “cmd” in the search box and press the “Enter” key button.

Step 3: In the displayed Command Prompt window, type the following line:

convert drive letter: /fs :  file  system

If you want to convert the Drive F to NTFS file system, then use the following command:

convert F:  /fs:  ntfs

Step 4: Press “Enter” button.

Step 5: Wait for the convert.exe process to get completed.

Final Words:

These are the simple steps, that you can easily and effectively convert the file system of your external drive. If you need to use the external hard drive for Windows and Mac OS at the same time, it is available to format FAT32 to exFAT using AMOEI partition Assistant. The AMOEI partition Assistant is with the high compatibility and it can be applied on Windows 7/8/10 and vista. If you have any doubts regarding the issues “How to fix file too large for destination file system error?” put it in the comment section.

How to Solve Connection Problem or Invalid MMI code Issue?

If you are an Android phone user, then you could have come across a message like “Connection problem or invalid MMI code” on dialing a USSD code.

You can see this error when you are about to check your account balance or performing any function designed by your Sim service provider, like adding a voucher to run a USSD code. It is a serious problem which can affect your phone resulting in imposing some restriction while sending or receiving text messages, calls, checking account balance and so on.

Solutions to solve the issues:

1. Enter Safe Mode

To enter the safe mode and to find out the problem interfering with the network operation of your phone. Follow the instructions given below to enter the safe mode:

  • Switch off your mobile phone.
  • Hold down the Power Button by keep tapping on the menu button or the left button of the home key.
  • You will be navigated to a safe mode logo at the bottom of the screen.

To check whether the error is solved:

  1. Enter the prefix code you were trying before with the dialer to check it works or not.
  2. If the solution works, then it is been caused an app on your android phone.
  3. Reboot your mobile and remove the recently installed applications.

2. Check Network Settings

Solving this “Connection Problem or Invalid MMI Code” problem, this method will help to fix this problem.

  • Open the Settings option on your device.
  • Select the Network Connection option.
  • Tap on the Mobile Networks.
  • Search for the Network Operators.
  • Select your prefered Network from the list.
  • Finally it over, restart your mobile phone and check for the problem is solved or not.

3. Restart your Phone Several Times

Open the Network settings on your phone, then hold down the power button and the home button together until your phone turns off. Turn it on back and do this several times.

4. Modify Prefix Code

This is an alternative way to solve your connection problem. You have to just add a comma(,) at the end of your prefix code. This forces the operation to look for the error and you can also add “+” after your prefix code.


These are simple methods to solve connection problem or invalid MMI code issue, from your mobile phone. If you have any doubts regarding this issues, you can ask them in the comment section.