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THUMB/Flash/Pen Drive---Anyone got the solution?



4:22 am on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've got a backup of my C drive as a single ISO file (image file). It's about 16GB and I want to save it on my 64GB pen drive.

I believe I've made that device bootable (after following the advice on such sites as [bootdisk.com...] . I chose method 2, and instead of paying the (required contribution), I found the file free by just googling (in case that helps others looking to make their thumb drives bootable too).

However, after all that work in making that drive bootable, it turns out that I have a more basic problem I need ur creative solution for (thank you):

The prob is that, even though I have a ton of space on that new pen drive, the 16GB iso file won't copy over because perhaps the file is too big, so says something like not enough space on the drive. So does anyone have any tricks so that I can get my ISO file over to that drive (or at least the information)...while keeping any future restore simple?

For example, if there's a way to trick or "bypass the governor" on that thumb drive so, instead of max file sizes of 4gb or whatever it is, I can bring over the full file? Thanks for your thoughts and most especially your help.


2:24 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

By pass windows explorer and use another file manager to do the copy.

What version of windows are you using?


4:54 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Brett. I'm using Win XP, and have no experience is using other file mgrs, so whatever help u can provide is so very appreciated, maybe some good file mgr product you've found that's free & good and could handle this particular job. kindest regards.


10:03 am on Sep 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

If your target drive is formatted FAT32 then there's a 4GB file size limitation. You should try formatting the target drive as NTFS.


6:07 pm on Sep 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Doesn't work. Formatting to NTFS yields same problem. Thanks.


4:09 pm on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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maybe formating to exFAT in a windows 7 machine or vista. So it removes the limitations, and also add faster transfer rates. Also try by removing the Removable bit of the USB so it can be detected as a HDD intead of a removable drive.

As known Lexar BootIt utility is able to flip removable bit from UFD in order to show it as fixed disk, but unfortunely not for all devices...

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