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I'm having problems with my 500gb hard drive,PLEASE help!

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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I have a 500 GB WD hard drive but think i've done something wrong. When i bought it i didn't format it first or anything now when i try to move files bigger than 4gb it says it can't move it. Should i have formatted it first? If so to which Fat system. (sorry don't know much about this as you can see and the instructions with this weren't very helpful)
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Don't panic. You need to format it as NTFS for it to handle files greater than 4GB each.
#2
Yeah format it as NTFS and all will be ok!
#3
Note if you format it you will lose EVERYTHING that is currently on the disk.
#4
OMG i double clicked (slow laptop) and expired this accidentally!, im so sorry mate, apologies from me,
banned#5
Don't worry mate!
Okay i'll take off any important files and try that later, and thanks alot for all your help, you are all so helpful!:thumbsup:
#6
You dont need to format to convert to NTFS just type

convert c: /fs:ntfs

in DOS and it will do it for you with no data loss

EDIT: change c: to whatever drive letter you want to convert

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