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
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.
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.