Just one more bite

You are trying to save a 6 gigabyte video file onto your computer, but Windows is giving a message that the disk is out of space. You’ve checked the drive, and over 1000 gigabytes of free space is available. Which of these would be the most likely cause of this issue?

A) The file system can’t support a 6 gigabyte file

B) The file index is corrupted

C) The hard drive is damaged

D) The operating system can’t handle video file formats

E) The video won some awards, but I found the story a bit slow and the character development was often lacking

The answer: A) The file system can’t support a 6 gigabyte file

The file system on this Windows computer is probably FAT32. The FAT32 file system can support 2 terabyte volume sizes, but a single file can’t be more than 4 gigabytes in size. The NTFS file system can support file sizes up to 16 exabytes.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Disks.”

When you add a new hard drive into a Windows system, you’re faced with a large number of partition options, disk status information, and drive options. In this video, you’ll learn the differences in partition types, how to add or modify Windows disks, and how to use the powerful Windows Disk Management utility.