Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:23 AM   #1
weeediee
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Can't copy to 4GB Transcend Flash Drive

Hi, I bought a flash drive to copy files from my Macbook Air - 4GB Transcend USB 2.0 - and I can't copy anything to it at all. It comes up with Error Code -8062. It's formatted to MS-DOS(FAT) and I am using OS X Mountain Lion.
Is the drive corrupted or something?
weeediee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:42 AM   #2
B...
macrumors 68000
 
B...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Use Disk Utility to format it in another format for Macs.
B... is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:52 AM   #3
weeediee
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Thanks, but I've tried reformatting it to every other option besides MS-DOS (FAT), and nothing works!
I know the flash drive works as I've just tried it with an old PC and could copy files to it easily, so it seems to be a problem with the mac. What else can I try other than reformatting? Do I perhaps have some permission issue with writing to an external drive? I can't seem to see any obvious problems...
weeediee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2013, 09:52 AM   #4
chadamorrill
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by weeediee View Post
Thanks, but I've tried reformatting it to every other option besides MS-DOS (FAT), and nothing works!
I know the flash drive works as I've just tried it with an old PC and could copy files to it easily, so it seems to be a problem with the mac. What else can I try other than reformatting? Do I perhaps have some permission issue with writing to an external drive? I can't seem to see any obvious problems...
Silly question... are you formatting at the top level? Or just the partition itself? When you format it to Mac, does it then not work on the PC? If it still works on the PC after formatting to MacOS (ext/jour), disk utility may not be working correctly.

If you have a PC available, there's a series of dos formatting commands you can try. Let me know if you want them.
__________________
I own lots of things.
chadamorrill is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a way to copy OS X Snow Leopard straight off the system to a flash drive? MacCrazy5 OS X 5 Mar 13, 2014 08:33 AM
Help with Copy and Paste sound from Flash Websites (Safari) Kibo OS X 1 Jan 12, 2014 03:44 PM
SSD hard drive dead! How do I copy backup to new drive? HXGuy Mac Pro 5 May 17, 2013 10:25 PM
Unable to Copy Files to and from Flash Drive on iMac silentarts iMac 4 May 15, 2013 11:34 AM
Copy *.JPG Files To Flash Drive Automaticlly cestryker Mac Programming 3 Nov 4, 2012 04:56 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.

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

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