I have just bought a Wetstern Digital 250 gig external USB HD. I want to use it to store all of my Photos. I have copied 17 gig of files on to it and now I am being told that it cant copy any more as the disk is full. There is still over 200 gig available so why cant I access this space? The external disk is formatted as Fat 32. Should I format it in NTFS. I am using Win XP home. Thanks for any advice.
XP has a limit I believe of 'self formating ' FAT32 Reformat to NTSF will gain the space but limit the discs use to NTFS machines whereas FAT32 is 'universal' Repartition using a 3rd part managent system I have this past week end resolved a similar problem and used Paragon- which is free on PC Advisor November 2006 DVD