I used to have XP installed on another intel mac with bootcamp. This computer was running 10.4 and I was able to open up the Windows partition from the icon on the desktop. From there I could drag in new items, take some out, whatever I wanted to do.
Now, however, on my new 10.5 computer, it seems every single folder is locked and protected in the windows partition I access from OS X.
Last night I installed VMWare Fusion and Windows 7 on my Unibody MBP running SL. When I use Fusion, my computer slows to a crawl. I spent a few hours getting Windows set up and installing software last night.
I would like to try using Boot Camp instead, but do not want to lose all of the software and files that I have installed. Is it possible to set up Boot Camp, and keep the same Windows setup?
I am having trouble moving files between a windows computer and a mac. When I save a file on the USB from the [URL]. there is no problem, and when I extract it to my mac there is no problem. BUT when I delete the files from the USB stick, it looks like everything is okay (window of usb is clear, and therefore there should not be anything on it right?) But if I go to the settings for the USB to see if the entiry capacity of the USB is available again, then I find out that this is NOT so.
So basically my problem is that my USB tells me it is occupied, when in fact it is not, could it be something with the cooperation between pc and mac perhaps?
What do you think the reason for this is? and how could I fix it?
The problem is that I now have 3 different USB-sticks which are useless.
So i've just started using Mac and i've downloaded a few tunes into the downloads folder and then moved them to music. I cant remember what the file names were so can no longer find them. Is there a way to organise the files in the music folder to show the most recently added? If not what do you recommend
I have a new hardrive and I'm using the time machine with it. I have a couple old hardrives with old but important stuff on it. I want to consolidate ALL my files, etc into one (new) hardrive. How do I select all the files in my old hardrive and transfer them to my mac, and then eventually to my new hardrive?
I like to keep my Applications directory tidy, so I have my software in several sub directories. I haven't had any problem moving the .app files around until I installed Virtual Box. It installs under Applications without asking anything, and if I just plain move the .app file somewhere else, the program doesn't run.
So, coming from Linux, my first instinct when a sw doesn't work from it's GUI launchers is to try run it from command line to see any potential error messages, and sure enough:
For several years I have published a newsletter for the local Lions Club using Publisher. I currently have a partitioned hard drive with my Publisher and newsletter files on the Windows side of my MacBook Pro. I constantly run into frustrating problems trying to move photos, save files and print across platforms.
Is there a Mac program that would read my Publisher files so that I could work with my same template on the Mac side? Will Mac Office 2011 recognize Publisher files produced on the Windows side?
I am thinking of buying a new MacBook (Pro). I currently back up using Time Machine and wondered when restoring when I first turn on the Mac, do I have to restore EVERYTHING or can I select what I want? Such as music and photos.
Also, does the 7200RPM hard drive in the pro create lots of noise and heat compared to the 5400RPM version? If I bought a 7200 RPM model and put it in a MacBook (Apple don't let you do this yet) would it be safe? Which models do Apple use?
Is the Pro big when carrying to school? Portability basically?
Some of you might have seen my previous posts, but judging by what I will use the laptop for, do you recommend 2.4, 4GB MacBook or the stock 2.5 Pro with upgraded hard drive?...
1. I use light bits of Photoshop CS3 Extended for school that work well on my original 2.0 Core Duo MacBook.
2. Light video editing, such as iMovie, maybe Final Cut.
3. Most importantly, music creation. I'm only a beginner on all of this, and the laptop should last me about 3 years at the least. Everybody I have spoken to about the missing FireWire on the MacBook - including people at apple - has advised me that the gap between USB and FireWire is pretty half and half. As a beginner, recording voice, guitar, keyboard, maybe drums... will the lack of FireWire be too much of a problem?
so im thinking of getting a new hdd, but i dont want to lose any files. and after i get the new hdd id have to install Mac OSX but is there anyway to move files without an external hard drive, like time machine?
Well I did it! I bought us a MBP and very much looking forward to more of an enjoyable way of life. We should be getting our system in a few days. In the interim, I have been converting all music to AAC format and copying them onto a HTFS formatted external drive. I read on MacRumors that OSX cannot write to the MS formatted disk. I only want to read (copy) the files onto my internal disk and reformat the USB disk to OSX supported format.
Is this possible or do I need to format the USB disk to FAT32 and do the whole thing again?
I have an External USB HDD formatted in Mac OS Extended ( Journaled ) connected to my iMac. on this external HDD I have approx 150GB of movies, ( avi ) that I would now like to transfer to my sisters PC's external USB HDD , which is formatted in NTFS .
I do not have any more external HDD's that I can use to transfer the files , I was trying to think of a way to directly by wire , transfer the avi files from the iMac's external HDD to the PC's external HDD
Can any one think of a way to do the transfer with out too much messing about ..?
I am just learning Terminal and so far it has been fun but frustrating. I'm learning from online manuals and the manual within Terminal so everything is pretty verbose for someone that doesn't know the language yet. I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere, but the search gave me many results about moving files to the Trash or making a folder hidden. These are not my concerns for today. And for the reference, I know this can be done as a "drag-and-drop" operation in Finder, but as I said, I'm learning
So I am trying to move a couple of PDFs from my Documents folder to one I created within the Documents folder.
I have my Macbook Pro and i have a lot of large 4gb+ files that i need to get onto my PC, i have a 16gb USB stick and want to just transfer them across a few at a time to my PC (running Win7) But either my PC wont recognise the format, or when it does i cant copy files to my usb stick because of a file size limit of 4gb.
So in short, how can i get files from my mac to my pc, is there a program i can download for my PC to read Mac formated drives or something like that?
yesterday night I decided to moving (not coping) about 100 Gb of data (two WMWare virtual images of Windows XP)from an external USB disk to my internal hard disk. The process starts and I see it will takes about 3 hours. I decide to stop the process to start it again just before going to sleep.So I click on x button of the moving window.After few seconds the moving process stops. But opening the source folder I had a very unpleasant surprise: no files at all.I check the destination folder: just few files of about 50 MB (obviously). I immediately removes the external USB disk to avoid other damages.
I have a mid-2010 27" iMac, which I've just installed a new 256 Gb SSD (blazingly fast!!!) which I want to use as my primary hard drive. The 1Tb Hard drive which I'm now using will continue to be in the machine, but will serve as the document storage drive. I am using Lion and have everything backed up via Time Machine. The SSD has a clean install of Lion.
What I want to know is how can I move all of my applications over to the SSD while still keeping the documents on the 1Tb Hard Drive. Should I use my Time Machine with the Migration Assistant to do this? If I do, how do I then delete all applications off the 1Tb Hard Drive while keeping my documents? Although I have everything backed up, I'm worried that as has happened before when migrating over to a new computer, the Time Machine backup drive will not let me access previous backups once I migrate everything.
In trying to move my Iphoto or Itunes files to an external drive, I get the following error message: "The items cannot be moved because "External Data" cannot be modified". Can anyone explain what is going on and why it won't allow me to move these files?
Every time I try to move a file really over a gigabyte to my external hard drive, I keep getting the error as stated in the picture. The weird thing is, I have 350+ gigs free on my external hard drive.
I was hoping someone could help me with this, what I have is a newer mac mini connected to a netgear wndr3700 router via ethernet port, and a W/D 1TB my book for mac external hd connected to the router by usb. I can access the hard drive no problems, but it will not let me move files to it. I'm logged in to the mac as an administrator, and into the router as administrator. it asks for password to move files, i enter it and it comes up with the message i've attached.
I just got a new hard drive in my mac pro and i am attempting to move the files over to it so i can delete the old drive and reinstall new OS onto it?
I have looked for the solution but i can not seem to find anything. I can't drag and drop because after a while an error happens and the whole process stops and i can't seem to find out why that is happening.
When I tried to copy a large file to a new drive I got Error Code 1309 which shows I have the wrong format on the drive. Checking out Disk Utilities I see I can erase and format. I should choose Mac OS Extended, right, and when I click erase it reformats to my chosen option, correcto?
For some reason seem to have a duplicate of some music in my ITunes folder.I was hoping to clean it up my merging and deleting.In the iTunes folder songs are in folders named for the artist, except for this folder which is labelled "Music" and below it are also folders labelled for each of the artist. Some of these are duplicate artist, with some duplicate songs, but have 1 or more more songs in them. Some are not in the main Music listing at all. I was thinking to just move them up one level, merge the songs that are duplicates, add the FOLDERS (Artist) that are not in the main. Will iTunes still see them? Looks like this (as an example)
USER/ME/MUSIC (and then) Folder - 8 Mile Folder - Adele Song 1 Song 2
In this example "Adele" Sub Folder has duplicates of Song 1 and Song 2 of the Main MUSIC folder but doe snto have Song 3.
I bought a new iMac 3 weeks ago. I have plugged in my seagate HD from my windows laptop. I can extract files from my HD, but I can't drag any files into my HD. Am I best off reformatting my HD or am I best off using paragon NTFS for Mac.