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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by win_convert, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. win_convert macrumors member

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    Here's the deal.

    I download an mp3 onto my windows computer.
    I copy said mp3 to a USB storedrive and then copy said mp3 to said powerbook.
    When attempting to add said mp3 to said iTunes list in perscribed itunes help manner, get message: "attempting to copy to the disk "computer name" failed.
    You do not have enough access priviliges for this operation."

    What the F*** is going on. If the administrator of the computer doesn't have enough access privliges to copy a file from one part of a computer to another, who the hell does?
    I have copied m4a's from my windoes machine before. Why not this?
     
  2. wide macrumors 6502a

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    Your USB drive might be "locked". Look at the USB drive and try to find a sliding button (like the "hold" button on the ipod) that has a lock imprinted above it, and then slide the button to the "unlocked" status. Not sure if it will work, but it's worth a shot.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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  4. win_convert thread starter macrumors member

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    no it isnt the USB drive considering under another user account on the same computer I can transfer these songs to the iTunes list, without a care in the world, but i can't under administrator.

    How can the permissions be broken, I've only had the computer 16 days. How would I repair them anyway?
     
  5. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and repair permissions from there.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  7. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Did you use different users for transfer and iTunes integration, i.e. did you use a non-admin user to transfer the song to the PB and then used the admin user to try to add it to iTunes or vice versa? Then it might be a privileges thing because the other user isn’t the owner of the file.
     
  8. win_convert thread starter macrumors member

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    I think i found a way around it. You just copy the file to the itunes music folder on the HD and then it works. It's weird.
     

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