Copy files from Windows to MAC - code 51 error

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aidan22, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. aidan22 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2011
    Here's my problem and hope someone knows how to solve this:

    I have a window PC running Window 7.
    I have a Macbook running snow leopard.

    I attached an externalt harddrive to the window 7 PC using a powered USB hub.

    When I copy a file from Mac to the External HDD, it will give me the code 51 error and the file will not be copied.

    however, if I attached the external harddrive directly to the USB port on the window PC (ie not thru the USB Hub). The file will be copied with no issue.

    Does anyone knows what happens, I try to search for answers on the net and cannot find anything.

    please help.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    I'd hope there was nothing on that drive you formatted either; go read the guide here about hard drive formatting and the specific ones.

    Fat32 is restricted to 32gb total and 4 gb files.
    HSF+(?) is what Macs use
    NSFT(?) is what (current) Windows machines use.

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