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

    Selling (2) 256MB SDRAM PC133,144pin Original Samsung Memory for Powerbook G4,
    Modules used since purchase on 7/27/02 until I removed them on 11/13/03, PM me for details.

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    Rob
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    Unselect the "question mark" ones....

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    Lightbulb FAT32 Problem?
    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.

    Selling (2) 256MB SDRAM PC133,144pin Original Samsung Memory for Powerbook G4,
    Modules used since purchase on 7/27/02 until I removed them on 11/13/03, PM me for details.

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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?

    thanx

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