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    Moving files problem
    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?
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    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.
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    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
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    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.

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    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.
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    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 . . .

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    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
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    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 . . .

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    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...
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