Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to JohnnyCordner)
Given up on the memory stick!
The memory stick was formatted Fat32 or NTPS I think which is fine. I had been using the stick transferring information from my mac to my pc for months before it broke. Problem I think was caused by copying too much data and the stick filled up. Macs must of lied about the amount of free space I actually had. It said I had over 7GB of free space but must really only had about 6.5GB so I think it wrote over the file directory or something corrupting the stick.
The stick is now 'not accessible' on my PC and will not show up at all on my mac. So I trashed it.
However I've now noticed that the usb port on the mac now will not recognise any usb stick inserted in the port.
It will recognise my printer though!
So any help fixing the port would be helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to JohnnyCordner)
Need help with USb drives. I'm using a imac osx10.4. I was copying 6.65GB of data onto my 8GB USB stick.
fat32 supports a max of 2 or 4 gig files. Tiger is read only for NTFS. You would have had to install some other driver to write.
The number on the drive is where k=1000. Tiger uses k=1024.
Anyway, you get less space on a formated drive. Looks like you get about 7.5gig useable space from a 8GB drive.
The copy should not have trashed the drive. Should have gotten an error message.
Tiger defaults to building a spotlight database on the drive. This will take up more space.
Use the spotless application to turn off indexing.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to JohnnyCordner)
What all shows as checked in Finder>Preferences>General & Sidebar?
Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.
Then move these files to the Desktop...
Reboot & test.
PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.