Issues with mac OSX reading NTFS external drive.

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  1. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    Hey all! :)

    I have an external lacie D2 that my dad bought home from work. He had a bunch of stuff left on there by a colleague, who used mac OSx- thus was formatted for mac os journaled. I said no probs, i will format it as FAT32, you can do the rest, i copied the data off to an external of my own formatted it for FAT32, hes now copied a bunch of stuff onto it after reformatting it as a NTFS drive but also needs the data i copied off in the first place.

    I have installed NTFS 3G, MacFuse and also Paragon 3G for mac OSX no dice.. I can read, copy from, and see all the data on the drive.. even save stuff to it. but cant copy data which i have access for- i have repeatedly just received an error message, "The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “music” can’t be read or written.
    (Error code -36)" (also included as attachment)

    So im guessing i need to do some funky terminal stuff.. but im not sure what!! lol :eek: I have tried using cp, in terminal, dragging the source to terminal window, then the destination to the window, checked that it says all the right stuff.. -bash: cp/Volumes/Audio/music: No such file or directory
    Petes-MacBook-Pro:~ PWelly$

    What am i doing wrong?

    Cheers in advance :)
    PTP
     

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  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Something in there is probably corrupted, hence your failure in copying it.
     
  3. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    hmm ok.. its mostly pro audio recordings. What would people recommend for getting rid of this corruption?? :S
     
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps you could try copying multiple files at a time.
    If the copy stops on one batch, you can test each file individually and find which one is corrupt.
     
  5. MWPULSE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

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    righto. that might take a while!! :p but i will give it a bash :)

    PTP
     

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