Windows Folder Name Cannot Transfer To Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robsvoyage, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. robsvoyage macrumors newbie

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Howdy,

    Loving Mac. Have transferred virtually everything from Windows to it. BUT I have 2 folders in Music which cannot be recognized due to European spelling in the folder name:

    DJ Tiësto

    and

    Röyksopp

    In Mac, I cannot rename these folders (application unknown error) nor can I view them in Finder ...

    Can someone please let me know how to modify the folder names or make a global change so that the European characters are recognized???

    Thanks for your help!

    Rob :)
     
  2. Deomitrus macrumors member

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    #2
    Where are you transferring those files from? If you are reading an NTFS drive on your Mac computer, you can...

    Get this: MacFuse.
    Then, get this: NTFS-3G.

    And then you can modify the folder names on your Mac.
     
  3. robsvoyage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #3
    Hello,


    Thanks for a quick reply.

    All my Music folders originated from a NTFS drive. I have installed the TUXERA NTFS program on my Mac, registered version, which works a charm except for the transfer (copy / paste) of these two particular folders.

    When I access the NTFS drive to rename the folders, it just can't be done.

    I suppose a simple solution is to bring the drive to a Windows PC and rename them, then transfer them...

    Thanks for your time!

    Regards.
     
  4. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    Texas
    #4
    How about just transferring the contents of the folders to two new folders on your mac?
     

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