The File is Too Large For The Destination File System

Most external drives are shipped with FAT32 file system, which means they can’t handle large files larger than 4 GB in size , like a virtual machine. If you try and copy a file, you’ll get an error “The file is too large for the destination file system

Using command prompt

In our example, the drive letter is H: so in the command type this:

convert H: /fs:ntfs

The conversion might take a while, depending on how big is your Drive.

Second option:

Go to “My Computer” right-click on the drive and choose Format. Then select NTFS in the file system drop-down.

File Too Large

Video Tutorial:


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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