New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Moving files problem


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Top-Cat

 
Top-Cat's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 18, 2011
Location: going to live in Turkey
Posts: 31
Top-Cat is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27 (2011) Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 12 GB

Top-Cat is offline
I am having a problem saving a file from my desktop to an external hard drive, I try to move / drag it to the ex hard drive but it keeps going back. Anybody any ideas please?

"May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk."
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,594
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
Not sure I understand. Dragging to the external drive should create a copy. Then, if you wish, you can toss the original in the Trash.

Are you saying it won't copy to the external drive? If not, drive may be formatted NTFS (Windows), needs to be formatted Mac OSX or FAT for you to write to it.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks
Top-Cat

 
Top-Cat's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 18, 2011
Location: going to live in Turkey
Posts: 31
Top-Cat is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27 (2011) Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 12 GB

Top-Cat is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
Not sure I understand. Dragging to the external drive should create a copy. Then, if you wish, you can toss the original in the Trash.

Are you saying it won't copy to the external drive? If not, drive may be formatted NTFS (Windows), needs to be formatted Mac OSX or FAT for you to write to it.
If I do that will I loose all thats on the external hard drive?

Hi, I have formatted the EX hard drive and it now works thanks for the help

"May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk."
QUOTE Thanks
EvenStranger

 
EvenStranger's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 09, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 845
EvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really niceEvenStranger is just really nice
Mac Specs: Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd

EvenStranger is offline
I'd try using NTFS Mounter to mount the volume and try the copy again. Snow Leopard does have the ability to write to NTFS volumes, but it's not enabled by default. You can go into the code and make some changes, but this utility is much simpler.
QUOTE Thanks
Top-Cat

 
Top-Cat's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 18, 2011
Location: going to live in Turkey
Posts: 31
Top-Cat is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27 (2011) Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 12 GB

Top-Cat is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by EvenStranger View Post
I'd try using NTFS Mounter to mount the volume and try the copy again. Snow Leopard does have the ability to write to NTFS volumes, but it's not enabled by default. You can go into the code and make some changes, but this utility is much simpler.
How would I use this ? idiots guide please.

"May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk."
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,594
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
Glad to hear things are working now.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks
Top-Cat

 
Top-Cat's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 18, 2011
Location: going to live in Turkey
Posts: 31
Top-Cat is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27 (2011) Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 12 GB

Top-Cat is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
Glad to hear things are working now.
This is the first imac I have ever had, I have been using windows for about 10 years so it just getting used to where things and what things are lol

"May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk."
QUOTE Thanks
RavingMac

 
RavingMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 07, 2008
Location: In Denial
Posts: 7,594
RavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond reputeRavingMac has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

RavingMac is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Top-Cat View Post
This is the first imac I have ever had, I have been using windows for about 10 years so it just getting used to where things and what things are lol
I switched three years ago and still find out something new everyday. But, it's great, isn't it?

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
QUOTE Thanks
Top-Cat

 
Top-Cat's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 18, 2011
Location: going to live in Turkey
Posts: 31
Top-Cat is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27 (2011) Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 12 GB

Top-Cat is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
I switched three years ago and still find out something new everyday. But, it's great, isn't it?
It is when you realise you can't break it lol....its easer in some things but long winded in some others, well it is I expect until you learn short cuts etc...

"May God stand between you and harm in all the empty places you must walk."
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac GRAY Screen boot problem | Would this work?? Or am I just CRAZY! PLEASE HELP!!! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Moving files from folder to folder marin Switcher Hangout 3 06-16-2010 08:44 PM
[OFFICE] Problem with word files Geog OS X - Apps and Games 4 06-02-2010 10:55 AM
Microsoft confirms Office SP2 can't read Win-created files Colonel Panic OS X - Apps and Games 3 07-31-2009 03:20 PM
Problem with big files benitomdq Switcher Hangout 2 08-20-2007 06:04 PM
problem previewing eps files on WindowsXP xcess Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 1 06-15-2006 03:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?