How to store Files Larger Than 4GB on a Flash Drive

Description: This technical article will show how to format a flash drive to NTFS so it can hold files larger than 4GB.

NOTE: All data on the flash drive will be removed during this process.

  1. With the flash drive plugged into the machine, click on the Start Button and click on Computer.
  2. In the Computer window, Right-Click the flash drive to be used for the large file and select Format. This should bring up a window to format the drive.
    Removable Disk Icon, Format
  3. Click on the File System drop-down box and select NTFS from the list.
    Format File System Options
  4. Click on Start in the lower area of the box and allow the process to finish. The flash drive should now be empty and able to store files larger than 4GB in size.