How to: Unable to copy a 4GB MPG or Bluray Movie to 8GB/16GB Pendrive

Sometimes you will get an error “Not enough free Space” even though when you are trying to copy some small video file which is less than available free space in Pendrive. I bought a pendrive from kingston 16 GB and tried copy a single 4GB .MPG file but it is not copying into my pendrive.

I thought there is some issue with existing files or virus files and I have formatted the Pendrive, tried to copy again but not succeeded.

Change Pendrive File System from FAT to NTFS

After that I changed the file system from FAT to NTFS for Pendrive and it worked fine.

To convert FAT to NTFS, right click the drive name of pendrive -> select Format -> File system type select NTFS -> format Pendrive.

If NTFS is not available (only FAT is available), then Right click at pen drive -> Click Properties -> Select Hardware tab & click properties -> Go to Policies Tab -> Select Optimize for Performance ->Now you should have NTFS in Format menu.

After formatting Pendrive with NTFS file system, You are able to copy the files like MPG or Bluray file and other video files.

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  1. A K Dutta says:

    very helpful..thaks…..

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