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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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    Ah! Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
    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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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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    Never seen that - how 'bout a screenshot? (shift+command+4)
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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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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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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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    should I try a different subforum maybe?

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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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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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    Ah!  Trying to copy a file from external drive, white "no can do" symbol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    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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