Cannot copy anything to the USB thumb drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Eutimio, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Eutimio macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    I work with a Macbook running Leopard and in the last days everytime I try to copy something to my USB thumb drive I get the message "The item - cannot be copied because there is not enough free space". My trash can is totally empty so I know that is not the problem. If I attach the USB thumb drive to a PC, I can add documents without any problem so I also know that the USB drive is working correctly. Can anyone please give me some advice on what to do ???

    Thanks,

    Eutimio.
     
  2. dvince2 macrumors 6502

    dvince2

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    Check to see what the usb stick is formatted as. Windows can read and write to NTFS, while OS X can only read.
    Make sure it is formatted as FAT32.

    To do this, when the drive is mounted, open up disk utility (Applications/Utilities/), and then click on the USB drive.

    (note that if your format the drive, you will erase everything off of it, so make a backup)
     
  3. Eutimio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot dvince2.... I checked the USB format and says FAT16...I guess I need to format it as FAT32 as you said..I am gonna format it now....Thanks again...I aprecciate your time...

    Eutimio
     

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