4gig File, WinXP and FAT32?

By werty316
Nov 3, 2004
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  1. Hi my brother has a RAR file that is over 4gigs and he is using WinXP with a FAT32 partition to extract it. The thing is he can't. I was wondering if he makes a secondary partition as an NTFS format he can extract the file or does the OS have to be on the NTFS partition? I thought WinXP can handle large RAR files :confused:
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    XP can remain as FAT32, but it would be recommended to convert that partition to NTFS.
    You will need an NTFS partition anyway to handle a file of that size.
    Copy that file onto the NTFS partition and then you can do with it as you like, even from a FAT32-OS.
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