I can't delete folders from ext drive

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

  1. malfromcessnock macrumors member

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    Mar 20, 2012
    #1
    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 6502a

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    May 3, 2011
    #2
    Go to disk utilities and run a disk repair, it should fix it.
     

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