Naming Convention Problems External Hard Drive!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ScKaSx, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. ScKaSx macrumors regular

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    Feb 27, 2006
    #1
    Hi All,

    I have a Western Digital (WD) External Hard Drive (Book WD5000C032 500GB). I am trying to transfer files from my computer to the hard drive but am running into major issues with the naming convention, it doesn't accept backslashes (/), commas (,), quotes ("), etc.

    Whats worse is if I transfer a folder with any file named in such away it stops the whole transfer up to that point.

    Without grunging this out, does anyone have a suggestion? I realize that its not proper to name files with "/", etc. but these are older files I had before I became acquainted with unix and the 'proper' naming convention.

    Thanks and any help is appreciated.

    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     
  2. El Phantasmo macrumors member

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    Jul 9, 2005
    #2
    i'm no expert here, but it may have something to do with the file system you chose when formating the drive... (FAT vs Mac OS Extended)

    hope that helps...
     

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