New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

USB Disk files become unreadable

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a


I hope someone can help, I am in a bit of a panic.
My brother came to visit over the weekend and needed to send some files from his mac laptop (os9) per email to a client. As i was already online with my pc laptop, we decided to transfer the files with a usb stick to my pc and send them with his webmail. We have transfered files per usb before with no problems.

This time however, as we were using the usb stick i use for work, he created two folders so as not to mix up our data. In doing this, the (apparent) size of the files if viewed on my pc has rocketed up to between 20 and 30 GB (yes GBs) when they are only between a few hundred Kbs and a few MB in size.

We could not even view the stick anymore on the mac, it just crashed if we tried to open it.

My brother has taken the stick back home with him to try and fix it on his home mac (os x) and sas he can see the files the same as me on my pc (ie wrong names)

Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« OS 9 as startup disk | Change text in 60 html files »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
opening old disk doubler files TLizzie OS X - Apps and Games 3 03-17-2009 12:52 AM
10.4.2 Update available prostuff1 OS X - Operating System 40 08-07-2005 12:49 AM
USB as a way to transfer files? TomyDingo Switcher Hangout 6 06-12-2005 07:22 PM
repair permissions a waste of time? Macman Schweb's Lounge 5 05-31-2005 06:26 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?