Many of Mac Users had reported a problem that after upgrading Mac OS to High Sierra, they couldn’t even transfer 2GB Files to any FAT32 formatted external drive, memory etc. They get the error “the item cannot be copied because it’s too large for the Volume format” They added that, before upgrading High Sierra this was not an issue. I think many of you are experiencing this same issue and it seems to be a very frustrating issue. Here, I gonna give you a solution to fix this “High Sierra Destroys FAT32” issue. Since One of Mac User suggested this fix to me, am not well sure that this may solve your complete issue but you can just try this one.
Wanna Solution…? If yes, then you can follow the below fixes:
Fix 1: Use Mac Finder Alternative
Sometimes, it is not FAT32 that prevents you from copying files but it may be a Finder bug. So you can choose the best Mac Finder Alternative to solve this transfer issue. While choosing the best out of any third party manager, I would suggest Commander One to you because it is considered as the best alternative for Mac Fin
About Commander One
Commander One is a free dual-panel file manager which lets you manage your files in the best way. This app is fast, powerful and handy in nature. Commander One not only supports basic operations as like creating and managing folders, deleting, copying, moving and renaming files but also it supports advanced functionality. With Commander One you can have absolute control over your files and folders.Now it is made easy in transfer files to the FAT32 formatted external drive, memory, etc.(extended up to 4GB) with the possibility of this app
Just try this app and it works…
Fix 2: Use Terminal
If the issue persists on your Mac due to Finder issue, you can use Terminal to copy files. To do so- Drag the file/folder in from Finder (i.e) type open terminal, type cp (copy command plus space), then drag the file you wanna copy on to the terminal window, and then drag the folder where you wanna go on to the terminal window. Now it will drop the entire path for each one.
Fix 3: Use Forklift
Forklift is a fast and powerful file manager with an attractive interface which lets you handle FTP uploads and downloads very easy. Using this app, you can connect to any remote server such as SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Google Drive, Backspace Cloud Files, AFP and even it includes Amazon S3 and Bluetooth. Forklift lets you manage your all files which include Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter and more. With this app you can easily access your favorites, devices, menu commands, open a selected file with the desired application or even you can apply a previously saved Multi-Rename preset on selected files or folders.
See also: Fixed: Unable to Sign Out of iCloud on Mac
- Try converting FAT32 to exFAT on your Mac
- Downgrade MacOS High Sierra back to MacOS Sierra
Hope anyone the above fixes will help you to get rid of this serious issue. If you find this article as useful or if you know any other solution regarding this article, kindly share with me via comments below. Thank You…