I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and a PC with Windows XP (I do not have WiFi). I want to transfer a 2.1 GB file from the computer to the phone. If I transfer the file as usual, I have the following error:

Failed to copy the selected files. Not enough free space on the device.

I think my problem is related to the type of the file system. What is the solution of my problem is there?

  • Are you copying it to the internal memory? Or the external SD card? Have you also check how much memory you have free?
    – geffchang
    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:29
  • I don't think your problem is related to the type of file system, because even FAT32 supports files as large as 4GB. Are you sure there is at least 2.1 GB free space available on your phone/SDcard?
    – yrajabi
    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:30
  • @geff_chang, I am copying it to the internal memory. I have approximately 8GB of free memory.
    – Denis
    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:44
  • @yrajabi, yes, I'm sure, because this phone is new, and the computer shows that the phone has about 8GB of free memory.
    – Denis
    Jan 4, 2013 at 9:46
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    Be aware that though not a limiot of the file system (according to specs), many Android devices have a file size limit of ~2G (see: Does Android have a 2.1GB file size limit?).
    – Izzy
    Jan 4, 2013 at 11:01

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first and foremost you should have your memory more than 2.1GB. secondly,check the file type i.e FAT32 or not.please check the specs of your mobile.you generally get this message when you transfer a file onto a oc.please go through the link specified

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