trying to copy files to portable HD: errorcode 0

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  1. Sannekita macrumors regular

    Sannekita

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    I've got this really annoying problem! Have a portable HD that i used on my windows PC. There are rushes (moviefiles avi) on there that i really need. But it was NTFS so i couldn't put anything on it with my mac. I decided to copy my portableHD's content on to my MAC-HD. this worked out fine. Then I formatted the portable HD to FAT so that I'd be abe to acces it on my PC and my Mac. When i want to copy the files back to my portable HD it says "unexpected error, errorcode 0"
    Can anybody help me?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Are the files greater than 4Gb because there is a limit with FAT32 that means it can not take files larger than 4Gb and is a possible source of the error.
     
  3. Sannekita thread starter macrumors regular

    Sannekita

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    ok, that makes sence... what can i do if i do want to transfer files bigger than that onto my portable HD?
     
  4. clockwrkz macrumors newbie

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    You'll need to reformat the drive for the Mac Journaled FS I believe. At least that was my solution for that same problem.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This is one potential solution however this will means that the drive is no longer readable in windows.

    To accomodate this you can install 3rd tools such as hfsexplorer or macdrive.

    Or conversely if you don't want to install applications on the windows side of things then you can format the drive as NTFS and use MacFuse to enable read and write from OS X
     
  6. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    thats not true at all.
    where did you get that from.
    i move 40 gb files frequently to fat32 as well as journal.
    the file that might have problems with is anything above 128 gb.
    but i highly doubt that


    i mean it will take a while to transfer but it will transfer
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    It is commonly reported to be a problem (perhaps with how OS X handles fat32) but it also a problem with XP. I don't know what system you are using.

    Limitations of the FAT32 File System in Windows XP

    I regularly had problems when trying to copy files larger than 4GB to fat32 drives.
     
  8. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    so thats xp only?
    leopard?

    wouldn't it be
    32|16|8|4|2|1 = 63
    or is it
    16|8|4|2|1 = 31


    haha Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
     

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