itunes music transfer

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  1. macrumors member

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    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???????????????????????????????
     
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    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 ?????????!
     
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    Have you checked Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
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    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 ????
     
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    Yes, you have to change the permissions to READ & WRITE.

    Mac OS X - Setting Permissions
     
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    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???????
     
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    Yep, NTFS is meant for Windows, if that is what you mean with "PC".

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

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