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  1. #1

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    Oct 29, 2007
    Item cannot be modified
    I am trying to copy some files from one external hard drive to another. But when I try to copy something, it says:

    Item "xxxx" cannot be copied, because "xxxx" cannot be modified."

    This is from a hard drive I was using in Windows if that matters. What can I do to move these files, I was hoping to format and use the one hard drive for time machine.


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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
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    What are the file systems on each hard drive? I'm guessing one of them is NTFS, which would explain why OS X can read from it but not write to it.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Oct 29, 2007
    That was it, the one drive it FAT32, but the one I am copying to is NTFS.


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