error code -1407

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  1. thierrydehove macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,
    I got this message:
    "The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -1407)." each time I try to put a folder inside my external hard drive into the trash, I don't have this bug for a simple file

    Thanks a lot for your help
    Thierry
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. thierrydehove thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Open Disk Utility ... select the disk, then look at the bottom of the window where it says Partition Map Scheme.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Via Disk Utility* or right clicking on the HDD icon in Finder and selecting GET INFO**.

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  6. thierrydehove thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Make sense ;-)
    the format is ms-dos (fat32) from Western digital

    Thanks
     
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    #7
    But Mac OS X is capable of writing to FAT32 formatted volumes.

    Is the file bigger than 4GB?



     
  8. thierrydehove thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If it was ... it would have never gotten on the drive to begin with.

    OP - have you restarted the machine?
     
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    Ah, good to know, I abandoned FAT32 ten years ago (except with those bloody USB memory sticks, and those are often just 4GB ones), thus I have never experienced that.
     
  12. thierrydehove thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the folder is empty
    and I had this bug since yesterday night so I have restarted my mac this morning
     

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