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Trying to move thunderbird data to a new comp, but can't copy inbox file because it is too large for the destination file system

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I am trying to move my thunderbird data to a new computer. I encountered problem halfway in copying the Thunderbird folder. The Inbox file (5.35GB) seems to large for the destination file system. Please help. I am desperate.

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I used external, instead of flash drive and it worked. Thank you

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I have tried compacting the inbox folder, but didn't seem to do anything significant

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Is the 'destination file system' on an external or flash drive, or the target computer? If it's a drive that is FAT32 format, the maximum file size is 4GB. If it's a temporary storage drive, format it as NTFS to avoid this size limit.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer

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I used external, instead of flash drive and it worked. Thank you

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