|Dec 26, 2004, 08:42 PM||#1|
New USB/Firewire Drive, external, questions
"can not copy the item "icon" because the name is too long or contains characters that the disk can not display"
I get this error when i try to copy specific folders to my new external drive. Which is formatted for FAT32, which, in accordence with what i have read on these forums, Is what i need to do if i want to have this drive work on both my PC and my Mac. I have a folder on my mac with all the apps I have ever obtained via DL and buying online or from friends for my mac, which i want to backup onto this drive, so in the event of emergency I have them easily accessable. This error only occurs on certain folders/programs and doesnt seem to follow any certain pattern. For instance it happened when trying to copy my "Extensis" folder, then also happend when i tried to copy the "Pod2Text 2.5 X" folder. Has anyone any ideas?
The external drive is a maxtor 300gb external. I have tried connecting it via both firewire and usb.
The other problem I am having is when I try to trash the folders I created on the drive (since not all of their contents copied over beacuse of the above error) they go to trash but when I go to empty the trash it takes FOREVER!
So I'm looking for solutions. I've done some searching and not found anything on this issue.
|Dec 26, 2004, 10:21 PM||#2|
For me, I had to change who was the person that mounted the drive on Linux server, and that username had to match the one that I was trying to mount the drive as in OS X, so that I could copy files back and forth.
EDIT: Right click or CTRL + click and choose Get Info for the drives and folders you are copying.
Last edited by varmit; Dec 26, 2004 at 10:26 PM.
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