Can't delete files off of internal drive, but I can move them off.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ericsvizeny, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. ericsvizeny macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    Hello all,

    I'm having a problem with one of my internal 1 TB drives in my Mac Pro. It will not let me delete a file or folder. But, it will let me copy files off of the drive and write to it. It is formatted as " MS-DOS (FAT32)", it is just a secondary drive in my Mac Pro for documents. I have tried to go into disk utility and repair the disk, but no dice.

    So, to sum it up...when I try to delete a file this is the error message I am receiving: "The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -1047)


    Any help is appreciated!

  2. Dr. Stealth macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2004
    1. Copy everything to another drive.
    2. Reformat
    3. Copy everything back.
  3. ericsvizeny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    That's exactly what I'm doing right now...thanks though!

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