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Unneeded files on external volumes?

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Karl Pfeiffer (.at) Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)
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Aug 29, 2012 11:42 PM

Please how to prevent system to write such files

 

.fseventsd/

.Spotlight-V100/

.Trashes/

 

 

to volumes ike photo-cards?

 

 

Thank you,

 

Karl

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)
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    Aug 30, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    Why? For the first one, peruse the hits from a google search for fseventsd.

     

    The second is the Spotlight index and associated info.

     

    The third is the trash container on that disk. All disks and volumes have one or more.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:12 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    Those files are perfectly normal, any Mac will do the same thing. Find a print shop compatible with Macs.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    What type of drive are you taking to the Photo print shop? If the drive is formatted Mac extended then that is the problem. Format that drive FAT32, or in Mac Disk Utility MSDOS FAT (which is FAT32). Then copy your photos to it and take it in.

    It's not those other files it is the format the USB drive is using.

    Karl Pfeiffer (.at) wrote:

     

    why?

     

     

     

    When I copy picture files to a photo card and went to a shop to print, their systems says there are unreadable files, no service, byebye

     

    therefore

     

     

    ~k.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    Yes that format is ok, can you delete the unwanted files before taking the card to the photo shop?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    Take the card to the store and see if this method works first, while you are there ask specifically about card format, file size limits and accepted types of file (.tiff.jpg.bmp etc)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to Karl Pfeiffer (.at))

    Let me know if they can now print your files, but I think you will have to delete the unwanted files manually every time ... I could however be wrong so if someone else knows how to we'll both learn.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Csound1)

    The problem should not be those other files on the drive. Any and all photo print services would just skip over them. Even from a Windows computer there are files similar to those place on every drive, Recycler place in the ROOT and Desktop.ini placed in ROOT and every folder (Similar to .DS_Store on a Mac).

     

    We still haven't found out what the Format of that drive is and or if it can be read on a Windows computer. Which is what I suspect the Photo place is running, IE Windows.

     

    Ok it is a Fat32 format. Oh Well.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Shootist007)

    Shootist007 wrote:

     

    We still haven't found out what the Format of that drive is and or if it can be read on a Windows computer. Which is what I suspect the Photo place is running, IE Windows.

    The format of the drive is MS-DOS:

    Screen Shot 2012-09-07 at 2.17.16 PM.png

    Here's a screenshot of the OP's post.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Yup see my edit -Strike through-.

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