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bertomactic
May 11, 2011, 07:11 PM
I am trying to transfer my itunes music to a 500 gb external hard drive from my ibook (G4 1.2 ghz / 1.25 ram / 80 gb hd) by a USB connection. I created a folder on the external called My music. I opened itunes and i open the external and try to drag and drop the itues music over....... nothing happens. what am i doing wrong???????????????????????????????



simsaladimbamba
May 11, 2011, 07:19 PM
Use Finder to copy the iTunes Music folder.

or do this: iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Media folder (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1449)

bertomactic
May 12, 2011, 11:31 PM
Use Finder to copy the iTunes Music folder.

or do this: iTunes for Mac: Moving your iTunes Media folder (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1449)


I will give a try and get back to u, thanks .......:)

bertomactic
May 16, 2011, 08:17 PM
I will give a try and get back to u, thanks .......:)



Hey...i think i just figured it out......but now when i try to drag and drop i get a message that reads "External hard drive can not be modified"......now what ?????????!

simsaladimbamba
May 17, 2011, 04:31 AM
Hey...i think i just figured it out......but now when i try to drag and drop i get a message that reads "External hard drive can not be modified"......now what ?????????!

Have you checked Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_04_2011/MR_SS_2011_04_GET-INFO_format_permissions.png

bertomactic
May 17, 2011, 02:22 PM
Have you checked Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
Image (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_04_2011/MR_SS_2011_04_GET-INFO_format_permissions.png)



I just used Finder to " Get More Info" and under Ownership and Permmissions it reads " You can only read" . dont i need to change this ????

simsaladimbamba
May 17, 2011, 02:30 PM
I just used Finder to " Get More Info" and under Ownership and Permmissions it reads " You can only read" . dont i need to change this ????

Yes, you have to change the permissions to READ & WRITE.

Mac OS X - Setting Permissions (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8342.html)

bertomactic
May 23, 2011, 12:35 AM
Yes, you have to change the permissions to READ & WRITE.

Mac OS X - Setting Permissions (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8342.html)

I see area where it shows " Sharing & Permissions" like Simsaladimbamba shows but i do not have any kind of access. There is nothing for me to access of click on, however i think i should mention that the External harddrive in question is NTFS formatted ( would that make a difference??????) I formatted the hard drive with MAc disk utility as Mac extended journal and now i see everything that Simsaladimbamba says i should see.............?????? i guess NTFS is just PC and Mac not playing nice in the sandbox????????......any comments???????

simsaladimbamba
May 23, 2011, 04:23 PM
I see area where it shows " Sharing & Permissions" like Simsaladimbamba shows but i do not have any kind of access. There is nothing for me to access of click on, however i think i should mention that the External harddrive in question is NTFS formatted ( would that make a difference??????) I formatted the hard drive with MAc disk utility as Mac extended journal and now i see everything that Simsaladimbamba says i should see.............?????? i guess NTFS is just PC and Mac not playing nice in the sandbox????????......any comments???????

Yep, NTFS is meant for Windows, if that is what you mean with "PC".


FAT32 (File Allocation Table)

Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
Maximum file size: 4GB.
Maximum volume size: 2TB

NTFS (Windows NT File System)

Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html) (free)
Some have reported problems using Tuxera (http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/) (approx 33USD).
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
Maximum file size: 16 TB
Maximum volume size: 256TB

HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)

Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
Required for Time Machine (http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/time-machine.html) or Carbon Copy Cloner (http://www.bombich.com/) backups of Mac internal hard drive.
To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/)
To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer (http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/hfsx.html)
Maximum file size: 8EiB
Maximum volume size: 8EiB

exFAT (FAT64)

Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exfat#Disadvantages).
exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT)
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
Maximum file size: 16 EiB
Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB

bertomactic
May 27, 2011, 12:43 AM
Yep, NTFS is meant for Windows, if that is what you mean with "PC".



Cool thanks for the info !!!!!!!!:D