Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:25 PM   #1
zipur
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The great state of Texas
Dumb iTunes music question.

So I was thinking I want to backup my music to a 150 Gig USB drive which I also use for my windows machine. I plug the the USB Drive into my MBpro. The MBpro sees the jump drive in Finder. I open USB Drive and I can see folders, I can copy from the USB Drive to my MBpro.

Then I navigate to my Itunes music folder.
I select copy but when I move to the USB Drive it will not allow me to Paste my music folder to the USB Drive.

What am I doing wrong, why can't I backup my music?
zipur is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:28 PM   #2
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Have you checked Finder > select USB flash memory thumb drive >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
__________________
living on the moderately profane edge
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:28 PM   #3
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by zipur View Post
So I was thinking I want to backup my music to a 150 Gig USB drive which I also use for my windows machine. I plug the the USB Drive into my MBpro. The MBpro sees the jump drive in Finder. I open USB Drive and I can see folders, I can copy from the USB Drive to my MBpro.

Then I navigate to my Itunes music folder.
I select copy but when I move to the USB Drive it will not allow me to Paste my music folder to the USB Drive.

What am I doing wrong, why can't I backup my music?
Your USB drive is probably formatted as NTFS. OS X can only read NTFS drives natively, but writing is possible via several methods.

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, here are some alternatives:
    • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
    • For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
    • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, 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
  • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:35 AM   #4
zipur
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The great state of Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by GGJstudios View Post
Your USB drive is probably formatted as NTFS. OS X can only read NTFS drives natively, but writing is possible via several methods.

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, here are some alternatives:
    • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
    • For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
    • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, 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
  • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
I forgot to thank you for such a complete answer.
zipur is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:09 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC