Mac / PC / External HD help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Roos, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Roos macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2010
    I have a WD external HD that I keep all my music on. I normally use it with my Macbook Pro.

    I have a coworker whose PC laptop had some MP3 files on it that I needed. I plugged in my WD HD to his PC and copied all the files over.

    I then ejected and plugged the WD HD back into my Mac, went and created a new folder on the WD HD, and tried to move all of those files into it. Some would not move. Some did.

    When I try to move them, it prompts me for my admin password. I enter it but nothing changes. I eventually copied them to my desktop and then successfully moved them back into that folder, but I can't delete or move the original ones I copied over. The folders show that I do have read and write permissions.

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What format (file system) does the external HDD use?

  3. Roos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2010
    MS-DOS Fat 32

    Weird. I can delete the files IN the few folders, just not the folders.

    And one of his folders is in my trash and I can't empty it because it says I don't have privileges, but there is nothing in the actual folder.

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