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Ah! Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...


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I'm trying to copy a 4 gig file from an external hard drive onto my desktop.

BUT, when I try, there is a a white "no can do" icon... I have no idea why.

I have permissions on both the file and of course my desktop...

This is a major PITA, anybody have any ideas?
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Never seen that - how 'bout a screenshot? (shift+command+4)

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I had the same problem a while back, this thread helped: Help with Fat32, error 1309 and my new external hard drive.
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edit: finally! Took me installing another FTP client (I hate CyberDuck, fyi ) to figure out the file wasn't copying due to a file limit.


Anyway, itnore the Picture 1.png file, that's not what I'm trying to copy.. it's the gray box below (the filename was just not visible)
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should I try a different subforum maybe?
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Is it a windows machine you're trying to copy it to?
If it is and it's formatted as FAT32, you're not going to bet a 4GB file onto it.

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Is it a windows machine you're trying to copy it to?
If it is and it's formatted as FAT32, you're not going to bet a 4GB file onto it.
No no, I'm copy FROM an external FAT32 drive, TO my MBP's harddrive (which I'm assuming is formatted however macs are formatted by default).
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