OS X :: Cannot Copy From One HD To Another - Same File Names
Dec 27, 2009
I'm having an issue copying from one external to another (I just recently got 1TB for x-mas). Both of the drives are western digitals, so they're very good. The problem I'm having is every time it gets to my iTunes music, I get this error:
You can't copy some of these items because their names are the same as other items on the destination volume, and that volume doesn't distinguish between upper - and lowercase letters in filenames.
Ok what im trying to do is make a word doc. list of all the movies I have on my hard drive (which is a few hundred). Now rather than sitting there and typing the names of each movie I have, is there a way to copy all the text of the files and paste it to a word doc or? some other possible way?
Every unix system that I've worked with has had case-sensitive file names. In other words, file name "foo" is different than "Foo" is different than "FOO" and so on. In the MAC OS X shell,
if I have a file name FOO, and I type "more foo", then the contents of FOO are displayed, instead of an error message saying "foo not found". It also means that I can't really create files "foo" and "FOO".
Is this something that Apple has implemented on top of unix? Is it possible to get around this, so that the names do indeed become case-sensitive? It doesn't seem like an inherent unix thing, because if I type "f <tab>", and the only file in the directory.
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of an app (or an option I'm missing in finder) that might be able to export the names of files in a certain folder (and subfolders, if possible) to a text file. I know how to print a list using applescript, but I'd like to be able to have the list in an editable text file.
The directory seems to have to rebuild each session.† I open a folder and have to wait 8 seconds for the file to build then I can see the contents.† After that, the folder opens immediately and will operate without problems UNTIL I shutdown.† After restart, the folder stalls again as it builds the directory once more. My machine has multiple drives so I have triple boot and the other drives work fine so it is the system, not the computer itself.
Info:Powermac G4 FW800 Dual 1.25, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
I restarted my macbook pro (10.5.6) last night after really slow internet speeds, and when it booted back up all my desktop folders disappeared. I can't even find a single file name anymore anywhere on the harddrive.
Apple support said they've seen the desktop directory glitch with the finder, but we could not reverse whatever happend and they suggested I spend $100 bucks on Disc Warrior.
How am I going to find about 1700 files????? My time machine drive stopped backing up two months ago, ggggrrrrrrr -right when I needed it eh?!
Does anyone have any ideas what I can try to get back the file names and folders?
I know the data is still on the drive, just with no allocations.
I've repaired all disc permissions 3 times-it keeps having to repair them everytime I reboot.Terry
I need a way to quickly remove text from a load of file names. I have ripped my DVD TV show series to my Apple TV and transfered them, but I want to make all the file names simpler that what they are currently. Changing them all through FTP would take ages - so I am hoping there is some kind of recursive command I can use to eliminate a set bit of text from a group of folders.
The title explains most of the problem:We have 5 (PC) servers on our network and several host files for the workstations. The strange thing is that, despite the fact that all servers have Windows Server 2003 AND SCSI drives formatted as NTFS, that only one server has the problem mentioned in the title:
Any file made on a Mac and placed on that server will be readable on Mac AND PC. Any file made on PC and placed on that server will be readable on PC but will get cut off to 31 characters on all Macs (running Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.6).
File Name Too Long and -50 errors when attempting to copy files on the boot drive OR to external drives. Boot drive has plenty of free space. Files have short names with no questionable characters in their file names.
Booted with the Leopard Install disc and repaired minor errors. No luck.
Repaired permissions and zapped the PRAM. No luck.
All the file names with more than 5 or 6 characters are being shortened on my desktop.Example: "Bigthink.png" is being shortened to "bi...ng"..It's only doing it on one of my user desktops.¬† The other is fine.¬† Don't know what happened but was a problem before I upgraded to OS X Lion.
When reordering the file names adding a 'space' before the name forces that name to the top of the alpha sorted list (can add more spaces to 'nest' too). In the (good?) old days of OS7 adding opt+8 at the start of the name added a bullet and forced the file to the bottom of said list. ¬†Doesn't work now (sob!) - also forces file to top.
Does anyone know if there is a way of having a list of¬† image file names, searching for the images then putting them into a new folder?¬† I'm guessing it can probably be done through mac scripting but I know nothing about scripting and genreally not great with technogy!
if there is a way of having a list of image file names, searching for the images then putting them into a new folder?† I'm guessing it can probably be done through mac scripting but I know nothing about scripting and genreally not great with technogy so ideally need step by step instructions!
Every time I try to "share" (move them out) my iPhoto files and move them out of iPhoto to another folder, if the numbers happen to be the same from a previous time, it will tell me they already exist and do I want to replace those photos with the new ones. The problem is they are not the same image, and I don't want to loose the older ones by replacing them with the new ones. How do I avoid this? I've tried to rename them in iPhoto and it still says they are the same number. I'm trying to organize my thousands of images.
I'm looking for a way to rename a batch of 30,000 photos. I have renamer but I don't think it does what I need it to do. I want to append the file name with the folder path. The photos are organized in folders which give info I want to make part of the filename itself (country, city etc.)
I am sure there is a way but...don't know how. Freeware or native apple way preferred over having to buy a new program.
Every time I do a spotlight search, intending only to get filenames (that's what it says in greyed out lettering in the search field), the Spotlight results show content as well with the result I have sometimes 1000s of items listed when I just want results containing filenames only. The search results are useless?How do I get Spotlight to search for filenames only? This is how Search used to be in Classic and for a while in OSX.¬†
This error notice doesn't make sense, since many of my file names exceed 31 char. This error message pops up when saving documents, esp. web pages. As a consequence, OSX will refuse to let me save the file, until I shorten the name and so remove informative identifying features of the file name. But most of the time, OSX is perfectly happy to save files with names longer than 31 char. How can I get this error notice and block to turn off?
All of my movies on my hard drive have crazy file names. I just rename the info from within itunes. I am wondering if there is a way to apply the info in itunes to change the original file names. So that I don't have to change them all manually on my hard drive if I want them in some sort of order. Something like 'apply itunes info to original filename'. I am pretty sure it isn't possible but thought it might be worth a try.
I just started using an eSata cradle to start doing my backup and archiving (I'm a photographer). Once I fill up the drive I'll be putting them in a safe but I'd like to have a printout bundled with them that lists all the jobs that are on the drive (the jobs are separated and named by folder on the drive)
I could go through and write them all down manually but I'd love to have a program that could automate it for me.
Trying to sync my master MP3 collection (on a G4 running OSX 10.4.9) with iTunes on my new laptop (running Vista with iTunes 184.108.40.206 on an NTFS formatted HDD).
Copied the music files onto an external HDD, no problems. File names and folder structure preserved as expected.
However, when importing the music files into iTunes on the laptop, every file name longer than 35 characters is truncated to 35 characters. For instance, Rihanna - Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destruction radio edit) becomes, in the file name, 08 Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destru.mp3.
iTunes has only started doing this this morning. Exactly the same installation yesterday gave me no problems at all.
Why does Mac OX 10.6.8 keep making copies of a file anytime I download, copy, or move a file? It will copy, dowload or move the file, then begin making copies until I reboot. This makes it impossible to deal wit hfiles unless I want to spend a lot of time rebooting after every time, then deleting all the redundant copies.