Faded icons in Finder on EDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by m0rejuice, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. m0rejuice macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
    I've got Macbook air 13" (2012) with Mac OS 10.8.2 and an external disk drive (NTFS), used NTFS Tools app to allow writing files.
    Now i've copied couple of files to this EDD and all icons became faded (exception: files, that have been on this EDD before, and files that were contained in folders).
    What's the problem??

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  2. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    could be a creation date, might want to check the drive in Windows and verify the files creation date arent later then the current date.

    You can try a terminal command:
    cd /the/path/to/your/problem/files
    mkdir fixed
    for i in *.* ; do
    cat "$i" > "fixed/$i"

    definitely a permissions issue since the app used to allow writing to the NTFS volume is not 100% supported on Mac (obviously since OSX does not write to NTFS).

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