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varun rao Mar 10, 2005, 06:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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apparently I cant do it!!.. but I Cant convert any of my partitions to NTFS just for this.... any solutions?


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Mark Robinson Mar 10, 2005, 12:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 4.2GB file extraction in FAT32
I dont know what you are trying to extract but I dont believe it is Fat32 that is stopping you. What are you trying to extract and from what format (zip, cab)?

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varun rao Mar 10, 2005, 12:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 4.2GB file extraction in FAT32
its a 4.2 GB DVD image.. it refuses to go all the way.. its a rar compressed archive of the image... I read somewhere, the maximum file size limit for FAT32 is 4.2 GB

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Mark Robinson Mar 10, 2005, 08:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 4.2GB file extraction in FAT32
I could be wrong but Fat32 was just that to increase size past 2 GB. I am guessing that when you extract a file that size you are going to need twice that space available to perform that action. Windows is going to create a tempoary file while it extracts this and that is no small file you are dealing with. Now if that fiile is compressed (which I assume it is, otherwise why compress it), your computer is going to have its hands full. My thinking is this file takes up 4.2 GB by itself, you are going to have to have 4.2 GB minimum for temporary file (ram and virtual memory) if that isnt compressed (much more if it is) then at least 4.2 GB more for where it is getting extracted to (again much more if this is compressed at all). Minimun you are looking at 12.6 GB or a whole lot mor if compression is being used.

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Harris Walktin Mar 10, 2005, 09:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 4.2GB file extraction in FAT32
As well, do not forget that many previous OS's cannot read files larger than 2GB.

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