I can't delete folders from ext drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by malfromcessnock, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. malfromcessnock macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    I am using the latest update to LION on MBP.

    I have tried deleting a folder from an external drive (formatted MS-DOS, FAT32) and I get this error message
    "The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -1407)."

    This is the first time it has happened. I have been using this drive for a few months.

    I learnt from a similar post to reboot and, while doing so hold COM/OPT/P/R (PRAM or IRAM or whatever).

    The problem persists.

    Ah, I am able to delete the contents of the folder, but not the folder.

    I have also tried ejecting and reconnecting the drive but to no avail.

    Any one got any suggestions?

    Cheers, Mal
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Go to disk utilities and run a disk repair, it should fix it.

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