Misleading Error Message: "remove write protection" on copy 4GB to FAT32

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Misleading Error Message: "remove write protection" on copy 4GB to FAT32

Post by *fey0168@gmail.com » 2019-01-14, 01:06 UTC

While transferring large files (> 4GB) between my tower and laptop using a USB drive I ran into this error message.
"Please remove the write protection!"

Stumped me for awhile, but the problem is really that I was trying to move a >4GB file onto a FAT32 formatted 32GB USB drive. DUH.
Switched the USB to NTFS and it obviously worked fine.

It would be nice if the error message would have been more germane to the real problem and not so misleading.
But I imagine that it is thanks to the Windows error messaging codes and nothing can be done.

Obviously not a problem with the program, but with the user.

Cheers, Fred

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