Moving Error

  ponytail 08:19 12 Feb 2011

I am trying to move a couple of fitness videos from my hard drive to my external drive but keep getting the following message.

Cannot copy the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error this happened on all three folders any ideas what this means.

  ICF 08:27 12 Feb 2011

What are the file sizes?

  SparkyJack 08:39 12 Feb 2011

I wondered, but then how did you get them onto your hard drive in the first place?

  ponytail 08:51 12 Feb 2011

I tried something else I have another external drive so I tried to move them to that and surprise surprise it worked and I was then able to move them from that drive to the one I originally tried seems strange will try and google I/O device eror and see what comes up.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:56 12 Feb 2011

If the drive is formatted as FAT32 it will not accept files greater than 4Mb

  ICF 07:18 13 Feb 2011

I asked what size the files were because as Fruit Bat says FAT32 has a file size limit of 4GB

  ponytail 11:28 13 Feb 2011

The files were all about 1GB in size and certainly knowhere near 4GB

  bremner 11:35 13 Feb 2011

Not exactly relevant but if you need to format a drive as FAT then it is much better to format it as exFat rather than FAT32. This gets over the 4GB file size limit and therefore allows large video files to be stored.

Vista and W7 have native support and XP through an update.

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