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  • not enough room on disk

    Posted by Dan Crouch on May 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I have bought a new mac and Avid software.
    I am trying to import files from desktop through Avid onto my Mac HD. It won’t let me… ‘not enough room on disk’ even though there is loads of room on disk.

    It will however let me import onto my Lacie drive.

    Can anyone help?

    Thankyou in advance,

    Matt Mullen replied 14 years ago 2 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • Matt Mullen

    May 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Check the Media Creation settings and confirm that you don’t have the drive you want to use filtered out

  • Dan Crouch

    May 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks v much for the Post.
    I’ve looked in media creation.
    under ‘drive filtering and indexing’ nothing is selected.
    Under ‘capture’ my HD is greyed out, but there is a tick next to my user name, Dan Crouch.

    So it wont let me select the HD, but will allow me to select the HD via my user name. Does that make sense?


  • Matt Mullen

    May 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    What OS version are you on?

    If it is Snow Leopard you need to make sure your mac user is set to be the owner of the drive.

  • Dan Crouch

    May 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks again for the post.
    Yes, I am on Snow Leopard. I can’t see though where I find the drive ownership.


  • Matt Mullen

    May 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Get info on the drive by selecting it on the desktop and hitting command+i.

    In the sharing and permissions section highlight your user, make sure you have read & write permissions then click the gear icon at the bottom. This should allow you to set ownership of the drive.

  • Matt Mullen

    May 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm


    Just want to check in. Did you get this resolved?

  • Dan Crouch

    May 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Hi Mathew,thanks for the post.
    Unfortunately it didn’t solve the problem.
    Could you please tell me, is it the ‘system’ under name in the mackingtosh HD info, that should have ‘read and write’ privileges?

    Thanks again for help with this.

  • Matt Mullen

    May 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    System needs it yes but your login user name also needs it and needs to be set as the owner.

    If you don’t see your login name you need to use the + button to add it.

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