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VeraCrypt better than TrueCrypt on large files?

Topics: Technical Issues
Feb 3, 2015 at 10:21 PM
I tried to use a 8 Gb memorystick for a TrueCrypt file, but had to make 3 files - two 3G-files and one 1G-file. Can VeraCrypt handle larger files?
Feb 4, 2015 at 10:32 AM
The limitation you are encountering is due to you are using FAT32 a.k.a FAT format instead of NTFS format. The FAT format cannot handle files larger than 4 GB.
Feb 4, 2015 at 7:40 PM
I take it that FAT 32 is on the memorystick when I buy it? And I would believe that Win 8.1 has a better file system? (Is that NTFS?) Can I buy a memorystick with the better file system?
Feb 4, 2015 at 7:59 PM
You just need to reformat the drive. The "file system" is not something you buy. All the sticks is "the same" (ofcause is the performance higer on the more expensive drives, due to the chips), so you just need to reformat the stick to the NTFS file system. Remember that all data on the drive is lost when you reformat it.