How to Fix A File If It Is Too Large For The Destination File System


File sharing and file transfer has become an indispensable part of our lives. A part of our every day, but is often hindered by a message “file is too large”, bringing our work to a halt. That is where the mind starts torturing us, unable to fix the said problem. Not everyone knows how to fix it.

How to Fix A File if It Is Too Large For The Destination File System?

You too are unsure? Don’t worry, we have the perfect methods to fix this and keep your schedule running smoothly. Keep reading to know about the solutions.

Method 1: Compressor Split The Files

Often the files are too large to be saved in the destination or USB. To fix this, the file can be compressed or split, after which it can be successfully saved at its destination. The compression not only helps saving of the file, but also ensures faster saving of the same.

Step 1: The first step in this to right click on the file you require to split and compress.

Step 2: Next, click on “add to archive” from the list of options. Every large file can split and compressed, irrespective of the type of file. Be it movies, songs, games, each of these can be compressed. Following this, users can share the files over the web.

Step 3: “Split to volumes, bytes” helps you split the files you require to compress in order for saving at the destination. Here, you can enter the maximum the size of the existing file.

Step 4: Though if it is unknown to you, you can select from the pre-set profiles available in the option and add them instantly.

Step 5: The process accepts value in the form of kbs, so to put values, you need to convert mbs and gbs into kbs.

Step 6: Next click “OK” to start compressing the files via WinRaR, to facilitate saving of the compressed files.

These steps are one method of reducing file size, ensuring smooth saving and accessing of the same.

Method 2: Format Your Storage to NTFS File System

The next method you can follow is fixing your storage and formatting it to NTFS File System. It is a long procedure but fairly dependable.

Step 1: The first step in this is to format your USB drive to NTFS via Windows File Explorer.

1. Start “File Explorer” on Windows 10, followed by Win + E together.

2. Then, look for the USB drive and right click on it, select “Format” from the list of options.

3. Select NTFS as the target file location, then check the “Quick Format” option.

4. Then, click on “Start” and begin formatting.

5. Once the formatting is over, click on “Ok” to confirm the conversion.

Step 2: This is followed by formatting USB drive to NTFS file system, preferably disk management.

1. Go to “This PC” and right click on it. Select “Manage” and then further select “Disk Management”.

2. Then, go to the USB drive, right-click on it and select “Format” from the list of options.

3. Next make the change from USB to NTFS, checking the box for “Quick Format”.

4. To confirm, finish by clicking on “Ok”.

As said earlier, this is a fairly lengthy procedure but is very effective and safe. Moreover, it is easy to understand and implement. NTFS is a more reliable way of file storage and thus, this process facilitates the same, in a much better way.

Method 3: Use An Alternate Storage

The easiest and best options of all is to make use of an alternative. Like we do for every other thing, Spotify doesn’t work, we have Wynk; WhatsApp doesn’t work, we have Telegram. The alternatives are not concrete, but serve the purpose more or less. Formatting USB drive, even though is a reliable method, is not a comfortable option for everyone.

It is scary to format the hard drive and thus we have another fixture for you. For large files to be stored, use an alternative.

No need to store the file in your formatted USB drive. Just transfer your files to a USB drive or SD card, which contains the NTFS system. There is always the option to save your file online, on the Cloud, or Google Drive.

It is the easiest alternative, and the web is a familiar space, so there’s little chance of messing up the information and file. Thus, online storage is also a reliable and effective fix to the storage problem for file storage.


This is our easy-to-implement guide to fix your problems for the same. All these methods will ensure that you have no trouble whatsoever in file storage and if a halt comes in the way, you have the tools to veer around this halt and proceed further.

We advise against using third-party software and tools to fix the same, and very much stick to our given step by step instruction. All the methods are verified and are safe to use, and now you’re good to go!