folders become files

longmanzz

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Sep 20, 2005
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I was using a Mac 10.4 to create some folders on on FAT32 external hardrive. But for some reason, after a while, when i tried to acces these folders from Windows XP, they become files with no extension, and much smaller size, does anyone know why and how to fix, thx
 

mad jew

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Did you include extensions when you added the files to your external drive? What sort of files are they? Did they work properly on your Mac, from your external? :)
 

longmanzz

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Sep 20, 2005
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no, they were not files, they were folders. so they didn't have any extension
 

2nyRiggz

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Aug 20, 2005
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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
How do these "folders" look when you bring them back to OSX, have you tried it yet? Also have you tried creating a folder in windows and bringing it to your mac just to see if it reads right...this is how i figure out stuff so try it out.



Bless
 

longmanzz

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Sep 20, 2005
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even if i plug the external drive back to a mac, it still display as a file, not a folder. I don't have the problem with regular file, they are what they suppose to be.

One reason that might cause the problem that I can recall is, the external was formatted as NTFS, then in order to use under a mac system, i changed it to FAT32, by partition magic. Then i created those folders and keep switching using it between a mac and a PC.