For some unknown reason I was caught trying to transfer a 4.2Gb file from a WInXP laptop to a WinXP desktop. I went via my trusty Mac, since I needed a machine with a DVD burner to create a backup of the file.
Creating the DVD was, naturally, a piece of cake. Getting it onto the desktop of the PC was not.
Why, oh why, oh why….
It wouldn’t go, no matter what. Every time I tried I got a ‘not enough space’ warning. Even when I opened the DVD it showed the file size as 2Gb and not the full 4+GB it was showing as on the Mac.
The XP laptop was installed on a NTFS partition. On the desktop it was on a FAT32 partition.