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Can't download any file over 2GB on my Andorid. What's wrong?


Many Android phones and tablets have their SC Cards formatted in FAT16 or similar. This creates a technical limitation not allowing files bigger than 2GB to be saved to the FAT16 SD Card and bigger than 4GB to a FAT32 formatted SD Card. 

You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

FrostWire won't download any file that’s more than 2GB to an Android where the memory has a format FAT16 or similar because the system won't allow it to properly save that file.


When you try to download a file that's bigger than 2GB to a FAT16 formatted SD Card or 4GB to a FAT32 formatted card and FrostWire can't save it, it will give you just an Error message or might say "error: setLength fails, ftruncate failed: EINVAL" or similar.

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