Mac / PC / External HD help

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

  1. Roos macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    #1
    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.

    Idears?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Location:
    forlod bygningen
    #2
    What format (file system) does the external HDD use?

     
  3. Roos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    #3
    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.
     

Share This Page