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Cannot copy file to USB flash drive

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Oct 24, 2008 12:28 PM
I have bought "CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB Flash Drive" and it works fine on my Vista PC computer. I can both copy new files to the drive and drag files from the drive to PC.
However, when I plug my flash drive to my Macbook it appears on my desktop. I am able to get files from my flash drive to my Macbook but when I try to copy any file from my Macbook's hard drive to the flash drive I get an error message. It says: "The item [item name] could not be moved because [flash drive name] cannot be modified." I tried to format my drive on my PC and it did not help. I tried restarting my Macbook - no success.
So, what could be the problem and how could I fix it?
Thanks in advance!
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • GfulDedFan Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)
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    Oct 24, 2008 12:48 PM (in response to .deiviuxs)
    How is your flash drive formatted? If it's NTFS, you can read it but you can't write to it on your Mac. In order to read and write in both Mac & pc, it needs to be formatted in Fat32. You can format it on your Mac or pc. -GDF
    White MacBook 2.0 Core Duo 2GB RAM 120GB HD / 16GB iPod Touch / iPod Hi-Fi, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Stuart Vandeventer Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2008 3:03 PM (in response to .deiviuxs)
    MacFuse will supposedly help you write NTFS on a mac.

    http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/
    Macbook 2.16 GHz White, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Bluetooth Mighty Mouse (Father's Day) iPod 80GB

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