1. ipaulr's Avatar
    So I downloaded a 4.4 gigabyte movie on the Internet and want to transfer it to my external sd card. THERE'S NO WAY!

    Android file transfer will not transfer any file bigger than 4 gigabytes!

    I can't find any other way to transfer the large file to the external sd, or even move one from the internal sd to the external sd.


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    11-26-2012 12:59 PM
  2. mhenne4's Avatar
    Did you format the external card to ex FAT is what I think it's called
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    11-26-2012 01:04 PM
  3. nlitenme's Avatar
    This is not an Android limitation, it's a formatting one. Your card is most likely formatted with FAT32. That will not allow files larger than 4 GB. Reformat it with exFAT32.
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    11-26-2012 01:07 PM
  4. ipaulr's Avatar
    Tried reformatting card in device. Apparently did not give exFAT 32. Now trying on Mac.

    That worked. Android file transfer still won't deal with files over 4 gigabytes. However, I can take the SD card out of the note 2 and put it in it's adapter, then put the adapter into my Mac, and download large files. Ugh!

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    11-26-2012 02:18 PM
  5. maxburn's Avatar
    exfat is sometimes refereed to fat 64, don't get it mixed up with fat 32.
    11-26-2012 03:31 PM
  6. ItsaRaid's Avatar
    Which has The faster transfer rate of the 3 formats, exFat?
    11-26-2012 03:45 PM
  7. ellis2323's Avatar
    Android File Transfer (Tool for MTP on OS X provided by Google) is limited to 4Go. This is written on the web page. THIS IS A ING STUPID LIMIT. On linux, you can bypass it.
    12-28-2012 03:14 PM
  8. Malkozaine's Avatar
    Use of a custom recover will allow you to Mount as USB and bypass that issue.

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    12-28-2012 03:57 PM
  9. YoshiB1's Avatar
    You could use FormatFactory to convert the file format to a smaller file format such as MP4? I use this program all the time and is great. It's free and works with pretty much any file.
    12-28-2012 04:30 PM

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