(Error code -36) when copying to external hard drive

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hello everybody,
I own a macbook with snow leopard and I am facing a problem with an external hard drive that I bought recently. It's a MyPassport SE 1TB. The drive was initially formated in NTFS but as I have Paragon NTFS I had full support from the beggining and also the software that comes with the drive is totally mac compatible. The problems started when I partitioned the disk in order to have one partition for the time machine (formated as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) and the other for files ( NTFS ). After this conversion, whenever I try to copy a folder with movies to the NTFS partition I get an (Error code -36) message saying that the file can not be written.. Of course I don't have the same problem when I copy the folder to the other partition but the wierd thing is that nor did I have it when I first bought the drive.. I change the Paragon with the NTFS3G but no results.. I could really use some help from the experts because I run out of alternatives... thank you very much for your help guys!
 
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I'm not sure about paragon, but ntfs-3g only runs on the 32bit kernel ... any chance you're booted into 64bit?
 

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To elusive:

See if the following article helps. You could be experiencing the same problem.

Regards.
 
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chscag thank you so much!!! Even if the article talks about FAT32 format the solution offered worked perfectly for my problem to! You saved me from a lot of troubles ;)

scathe you are right about ntfs3g, paragon stable version also uses as 32bit kernel but know I have the beta installed that supports 64bit, by the way since I am new in SL how do I know if I am booted in 32 or 64 bit..?

Thank you all once again!
 

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