isn't enough free space error copy 2000 files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c48113, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. c48113 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    I am trying to copy 2000 or so files (jpg images) from the hard drive of my imac running show leopard to a sd card. I keep getting the item "filename.jpg" can't be copied because there isn't enough free space.

    I can go back and copy smaller groups of files and then the file that I get the error on. But even coping 10 files I run into the error on certain files but I can copy all the other files in the selection and then the file that gave the error without a problem.

    All the files were exported from iPhoto resized to fit a digital photo frame I bought for a christmas present.

    looking for a way to get the files to the sd card without coping small batches.
  2. c48113 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    Never Mind

    OK never mind, sd card is formatted FAT which has a limit on how many files you can have in the root directory. Unfortunately OS X is no better than dos/windows at the error it gives you.

    I should have remembered this but don't deal with FAT partitions much these days

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