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OS 10.4 - FW drive and moving files


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i cant move any files from the FW drive as the OSX is saying

The Items cannot be moved because folder cannot be modified

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The drive is most likely formatted to NTFS. Macs can't write to this format.

Open Disk Utility, select the drive, click "Erase", choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled), then click "Erase".

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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i normally use it with my macbookpro but have hooked it up with the G5 could this cause it as am sure its not NTFS as i have been using it with osx

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Ah, then it's a totally different set of problems.

Right click the drive and "Get Info".

Check the Ownership of the drive and make sure it's set to your username.

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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ok thanks that was the problem

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