Funny Memory Stick Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jbrown, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    Hello all,

    I just bought an 8 gig memory stick - that was advertised as being PC & Mac compatible. I put it in and it loaded fine. But when I tried to copy a file to it - it told me that the file name was too long. The name wasn't that long so I renamed it '1.jpg' - but got the same response. I tried other files and go the same.

    So I launched 'Disk Utility' and reformatted it using the 'Mac OS Extended ( journaled ) option. This worked fine.

    But this time when I tries to copy any files, it told me that the operation could not be completed because I did not have sufficient privileges to do this.

    Any ideas how I can get it to work?

    cheers all:)
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    Go back into Disk Utility and Repair the Permissions for the drive. That should fix the problem. If it doesn't I'd return it.
  3. milk242 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2007
    Some memory sticks have a little switch on them to toggle back and forth fir write protection (can't copy anything to the drive) or no write protection. See if you have a switch like that
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    Thanks for the input guys!!

    Tried to repair permissions, but that option is greyed out, so I can't do that.

    Decided to do Repair, and it came up with the following:

    Verifying volume “Untitled”
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Invalid node structure
    Volume check failed.

    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    There is no switch on the drive.

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