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  • Can’t move drive icon, etc.

     J. Tad Newberry updated 10 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
  • J. Tad Newberry

    February 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I have an external FW800 drive on which my info tells me that i have all (read & write) permissions on it, and i can move files to it, but i can’t move them from folder to folder while on the drive, nor copy anything from that drive to anything else. i can’t even move the drive icon on my desktop. What gives? I’m on 10.5.8

    Thanks again!

    J. Tad Newberry
    Big Ya Productions
    Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core
    3 GB RAM
    http://www.bigya.tv

  • Chuck Reti

    February 12, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Some things to try:
    -Click on your desktop, go to Menu “View”> “Show View options”. In the options window, if checked, UN-check the box “Keep arranged by.”
    -Open the external drive, select ICON view, click inside its finder window, and do the same as above.
    -Click the external drive icon. Cmd-I or File>Get Info. If un-checked, Check the box “Ignore ownership on this volume”

  • J. Tad Newberry

    February 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks. I just tried all your suggestions, but to no avail. Although, it was a little promising that the view options did affect the views of the drive icon and windows. What i’ve resorted to now is using Media Manager in FCP to copy as many files as possible to another drive. If successful, I’ll then wipe the drive and reformat, then test with some small files to see if the problem persists.

    Thanks again!

    J. Tad Newberry
    Big Ya Productions
    Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core
    3 GB RAM
    http://www.bigya.tv

  • Zane Barker

    February 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Run Disk Warrior on it.

    Hindsight is always 1080p

  • J. Tad Newberry

    February 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    maybe i’ll try that next. i got all the files copied from it via Media Manager yesterday, and it seems to have worked fine. since then, i reformatted the drive and did a few short tests, and it seems to be working normally now.

    i don’t yet have Disk Warrior, but i do have Tech Tools…do you know if there is a utility in there that will (or, would have) do something like Disk Warrior?

    Thanks again!

    J. Tad Newberry
    Big Ya Productions
    Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core
    3 GB RAM
    http://www.bigya.tv

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