how come I can't move files from my mac to my external HD??

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    and when I try, i get this:

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    :ugh: what gives?

    BTW, i downloaded that for my friend :o
     
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    what file system is on the external HD.

    find that out by selecting it and hitting apple+ I
     
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    i was going to ask a question about that. Why do I get a lot of dmgs when I open up a program??
     
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    Windows NT :o
     
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    IIRC, you can't write to ntfs file system from osx
     
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    b/c you're opening the program from the .dmg instead of moving the right file to the application folder
     
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    but i dragged the firefox file from there into applications. Then I dragged it into my dock :o
     
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    :sad2: So what do I do now? :hs:
     
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    reformat it in FAT32 using disk utility, but youll lose everything that on there, so make sure you back it up somewher else
     
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    that's alot of files :hs: But fuck it, I minus well start now :o
     
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    borrow a external HD from someone, or if ur at a college then go to the library and tell them u need to borrow one to back it up.
     
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    it's a 160gb, with 90 gigs taken up. But i'm purging old files that I dont need anymore. So I only needed about 14 gigs that i really needed to save :o Thanks for the help :bowdown:
     
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    which one should I format it under? MS-DOS? Or MAC OS extended?
     
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    well if your only gonna use it on a mac, then u can use mac's file system, but i assume you may interchange files with a PC every now and again, so i'd leave it Fat32 (ms dos)
     
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    :werd: I was looking at it. I had some movies on there that i dont watch anymore, and some that there were corrupted :confused:

    and it's done :wiggle:
     
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    i would have done 2 partitions, one with 32gb in Fat32 format, and the remaining space could be partitioned using NTFS.

    but really, i'd probably just burn a data cd/dvd to give to your friend, and not worry about weeding through my files.
     
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    i my external partitioned because I was going to use it for my gaming machine, but I got my mac. :cool: But i had no clue that OS X couldnt write to NTFS. But everything was organized and I had a bunch of shit that was useless. Im planning to do a format and reinstall, but I think i'll wait until Leopard :o
     
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    ^werd, i need a fresh install (mines getting sluggish).

    I'm not bothering to do it until leopard....hopefully the end of Jan/ begining of Feb. :x:
     
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