Copying to mobile hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elfiegow, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. elfiegow macrumors newbie

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    When copying across a folder containing various files from my Mac book Pro to an external hard disk, half way through the operation a box comes up saying " The operation can't be completed because an item with the name XXXXXXXX already exsists".
    However I can copy the same folder across from a PC to the same hard disk without any issue.

    Can anyone help me reoslve this one ??

    Mobile Hard disk is formattedin MS-DOS (FAT)

    regards
    Elfie
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What Mac OS X version do you use?
    Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was the first Mac OS X version to introduce folder merging, thus if you have an older Mac OS X version, you may need to do it by hand.
    If you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, then there might be other problems.
     
  3. elfiegow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 on my Mac book pro.

    Regards
    Elfie
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    That means, you need something like this, found via this thread, which I found via this search.
     
  5. elfiegow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have downloaded the app and exactly the same problem exists.

    Any more assistance appreciated anyone ??


    Elfie
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    As I don't use that application, I can't assist you.

    Maybe edit your thread title to Merging folders in 10.6, problem with moveAddict to attract a proper and more knowledgable audience, and to do so just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the [​IMG] button below your message.
     
  7. elfiegow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Error copying files to a mobile hard disk

    I have downloaded the app and exactly the same problem exists.
    I have even tried a different hard disk and USB stick also nd the same problem occurs...

    Any more assistance appreciated anyone ??



    Elfie
     

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