External HD file transfer issue

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  1. MrPineapples, Feb 2, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012

    MrPineapples macrumors member

    MrPineapples

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    I'm having an issue with my external HD (500gb Western Digital My Passport)

    I was having trouble with it not mounting on my Macbook Pro, I've had to mount it through disk utility, when running verify & repair permissions it told me it couldn't repair & to back up data & reformat.

    Even though all the data seemed to be there, that's what I've done transferring all the data onto the HD on my work Mac & reformatted the drive as MS-DOS (FAT32) (as I want it to be accessible by my xbox).

    Anyway now I've got to transfer the data back onto it, that's all gone fine apart from my iTunes library. When I try & copy it over It starts to copy then after a small amount of data has copied it comes up with an error message

    "The operation can’t be completed because an item with the name “Music” already exists."

    Any ideas? if I go into the music folder & try to copy the albums in batches I get a similar message.

    If anyone knows what this might be & how to solve it I'd be really grateful, my iTunes library is stuck on my work machine at the moment :(
     
  2. Mac-Michael, Feb 2, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012

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    A quick search turned up this:

    Link
     
  3. MrPineapples thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers for your help... it looks like that'll solve the problem.
     
  4. MrPineapples thread starter macrumors member

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    That worked perfectly, thank you.

    There was 1 offending file amongst 125gb of music... thankfully it was by 2 many DJ's so one of the first one's I came across.
     

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