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    I just downloaded BW for my Mac. The file appears in my downloads folder, but when I try to move it to a thumb drive, it says the file is too big. Any ideas how I might accomplish this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoic01 View Post
    I just downloaded BW for my Mac. The file appears in my downloads folder, but when I try to move it to a thumb drive, it says the file is too big. Any ideas how I might accomplish this?

    Fr. Gregory Hogg

    Gregory,
    The issue you are facing is most likely that the thumb drive is formatted as a FAT32 filesystem which is not equipped to handle files larger than 4GB and this image is ~22GB! The best option is to create a flash drive from this image, not simply copy the iso to a flash drive.

    To do this you will need a thumb drive that is at least the size of the iso, which will likely be a 32 GB drive. I am assuming you have that.

    Next, you want to "burn" or etch that file into the drive. To do that you can use Etcher.

    The only drawback to this approach is that it will size the partition on the drive to the exact size of the iso, and you will not be able to utilize the rest of the drive without using Disk Utility to either create another partition on the drive or resize the partition.

    Personally, Given the investment and that BibleWorks is shutting down, I would buy a thumb drive especially for this purpose and live with the wasted space on the drive.

    I hope this is helpful.

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    The drive being in FAT32 format is most likely the problem. I suggest formatting the drive in EXFAT format. That file format will handle the large file size.

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    Glenn
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    I tried my instructions and failed. I did figure out how to "burn" the image to a usb stick and if anyone is interested I can post the instructions but they do require a few terminal commands, as well as some attention to detail so that you do not wipe out your hard drive.

    Glenn's suggestion might be best, you will still have to right click and mount the .iso whenever you want to use the iso file, but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoic01 View Post
    I just downloaded BW for my Mac. The file appears in my downloads folder, but when I try to move it to a thumb drive, it says the file is too big. Any ideas how I might accomplish this?

    Fr. Gregory Hogg
    Gregory,
    See my post on creating a thumb drive. Create Backup Thumb Drive on macOS

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    David

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