Blu-ray file too big for external HD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by p2p2p, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. p2p2p

    p2p2p Member

    Hi everyone,
    I've ripped a Blu-ray disc to my hard drive and it works/plays fine. I don't want to keep it on my actual pc for space reasons but can't tranfer it to an external hard drive as it says "Not enough space".

    I know this isn't the case as there's about 600GB free on it and I think it gives that error as the drive won't take files over 4GB in size. Everything else will tranfer over except the main 19,293,006KB movie file.

    Anyone know a quick way around this without reformatting the drive?

  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    The FAT32 filesystem cannot accept a file bigger than 4GB. There is no way around it. You have to format it to NTFS if you want it to be able to have bigger files.
  3. p2p2p

    p2p2p Member

    So no go without a full reformat, I thought that might be the case.

    Thanks for the speedy reply.:clap:
  4. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    If you're using XP it is possible to change the file system without a reformat

    Note the name of the disk in windows, then open a dos window.
    Then type:

    CONVERT X: /FS:NTFS (where X is the letter of the drive you want to convert)

    It will ask for the drive name in confirmation, and may ask you to unmount the drive, say yes and let it go, usually does it pretty fast without loosing any information on the drive
  5. p2p2p

    p2p2p Member

    Excellent Adbear, that's exactly what I wanted to hear.;)

    Thanks a mil.

    WooHoo! Worked a treat, nice one
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2007