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Acomdata 160GB External, Can't copy 100s of files at once???


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I bought a 160GB external Acomdata HD.

Plug and play, no CD, just use it.

I dragged the "My documents" folder and all was copying fine, until I get an error.

It can't copy files with ? question marks.
It can't copy files that have the word icon in them, especially OSX icons.

I tired to copy the music folder, it was going well until the ? question mark in a song filename came up, and it shuts the ENTIRE transfer off.



What gives, I pay $150 and this thing can't do what it is supposed to do?

Is asking a 160GB drive to accept 40GB of stuff really too much?


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Unselect the "question mark" ones....
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According to the ACOMDATA website (http://www.acomdata.com/hdp/fs.html), the drive comes formatted FAT32. I suspect the inability to copy the files you mentioned is a FAT32 limitation. Personally, I would format the drive MACOS Extended. Afterwards, try copying the same files and see if it is a problem.
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Yea, I read that also, but I want to keep it 32 compatible becuae all my buddies and parents still use XP Pro.

No sweat, I just took a while loading all of my music, and photo files in chunks of 20 or so.

2000 pictures, and 1800 songs took a while.


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you could of used automater to rename all the files with ? marks in them... sorry i was a little late, haven't been on the boars lately..

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I just bought the same drive and have same problems. Many folders will be almost copied and then...STOP. Will stop copying files because of some problems.

How do I use Automator to rename files with the question mark?

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