4GB+ File

By triggert ยท 7 replies
Sep 5, 2004
  1. I have a file zipped in rar format and I can't seem to unzip it onto my harddrive. I get the error message that NTFS is the only file system that allows 4gb+ files. Is there anyway to unzip it without having to reformat my harddrive to NTFS?

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Packed in RAR only, or a RAR file inside a ZIP archive?

    Some archivers have an option to split large files when decompressing.

    By the way, you can convert FAT partitions to NTFS without formatting.
  3. triggert

    triggert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bah, I wish I'd of known that earlier! :) I went through the trouble of moving files around, resizing partitions, and then reformating. Oh well, at least if I ever have to do it again all I have to do it change the file system.

  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +453

    Once you go NTFS you never go back :)
  5. triggert

    triggert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I would of went NTFS a long time ago but I'm a big gamer and a lot of the older games I enjoy playing think I'm running NT instead of XP. I'll have to do some more research into and see if its changed any lately.

  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +453

    XP is NT - it's NT5.1
  7. triggert

    triggert TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea, but when I run XP with the Fat32 File System none of my games know that! :)
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No normal program cares what filesystem it is running on. You can happily run even DOS programs off NTFS. The only problem may be short filenames - NTFS doesn't necessarily create short equivalents to filenames.
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