Help please!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CaptainCaveMann, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    I cant get my imovieHD movies to copy to my Mybook external HD. It keeps saying the file name is to long. Im using panther. I just go into Finder and open "Movies" and copy all of them, dragging and dropping on my Mybook icon. Help? :confused:
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    What file system did you format the external HD with? Sounds like you might've used FAT32 which limits file name lenghts
     
  3. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    I have no idea, how do i find out? :confused:
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    In Disk Utility. Open it up, click the drive name on the left, and on the bottom it will say the format
     
  5. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    Ok, under Format it says MS-DOS File System. Is that right?
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    FAT32 also limits maximum individual file size to 4GB. Just about any DV file will exceed that easily - especially HD.
     

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