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Hi folks
I see that file explorer still can't cut and copy larger files just even moving their own W11 5GB iso to a fat32 formatted external USB drive gives this file is too large for the target file system. (Device still had around 25 GB spare space on it). Surely Ms fix file explorer and the file system -- Also we still have the rediculous 266 Char limit on long path/volume/folenames even though the underlying OS supports longer names.

If Ms can't fix FAT32 for W11 then make the wretched file system READ ONLY --it's a brand new OS where they intend to add a whole load of hardware restrictions sooner or later -- well get on with making it a proper OS and do it properly !!!!. Older F/S's don't have to be supported in R/W mode indefinitely --and W10 still has a lot of years left to run if people want to use older File systems.

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The approximately 4GB file size limit on a FAT32 drive is a limitation of the FAT32 format. Regardless of the operating system you use, that limit applies. Format the external drive as NTFS and problem solved.
 

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You could format the external drive as exFAT (introduced by MS in 2006 as an intended replacement for FAT32) or NTFS, which both overcome the file size problem. FAT32 is still retained because it's still widely used, especially for cross-system compatibility; and especially for formatting USB drives.

For the long filenames problem try this guide. I would suggest the Registry 'Hack : How To Fix ‘Filename Is Too Long’ but only if this isn't going to cause compatibility problems when moving files to different systems.

 
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I think it's more alarming that people still use Fat32 when better formats have been available for decades already. Time to enter the 21st century!
That said, there are some devices, like my GoPro Hero, that don't accept newer file system formats. That's sad.
 

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even moving their own W11 5GB iso to a fat32 formatted external USB drive gives this file is too large for the target file system. (Device still had around 25 GB spare space on it).
Come on, you know Fat32 doesn't support any file larger than 4GB, and that MS can't tear up the Fat32 standard and rewrite them. Anyway, Windows 11 does support using a Fat32 usb for storing its W11 install media, there's a little thing called the MCT and it makes an ISO with an install.esd that's below the 4GB filesize limit ;)

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C'mon, obviously just a brain fart. How many ppl need to say he same thing over and over :rolleyes:
 

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