I just had a similar issue, trying to drag a file from itunes to an external drive.
I just rm'd the "invisible" file in terminal in the directory where I wanted to copy it. Then I tried to copy it again and it worked.
If you aren't familiar with this, then:
-Open terminal and navigate to the directory to where you want to copy the file.
-type: "cd " (no quotes, with the space after)
-drag the folder to where you want to put the file into terminal, that will save you typing
-type: rm yourFilename.ext
You should be able to copy that file now.
Message was edited by: J.Squires
sorry but this is a forgein language to me and makes apsolutly NO sense at all! What terminal directory are you refering to? When I click and drag there is no place to type anything!
Can fixing the invisible song problem please be explained in simple layman terms. Sorry I just don't understand computer terms???
All I know is that when I click a song and drag it to my mp3 player some songs come up with an error saying "file is invisible" but it plays fine in itunes. Some of the songs are on an album with 30 songs and only 1 or 2 are "invisible". I even purchased ALL my music none of it is downloaded from free sites.
Sorry about that, hopefully I can make this easier to understand.
1. Open your source folder (where the file is that you want to copy, if it is in iTunes then you'll need to go to yourname/music/itunes/... etc. Or, in iTunes, right click the file and select "reveal in finder"
2. Open the destination folder (the folder to where you want to copy the file)
3. Keep both of those folders open.
4. Now open terminal. (In applications/utilities/terminal)
5. Type cd (which means "change directory", or folder) and then a space
6. Then drag the destination folder into terminal, and it will paste the path in terminal
7. Then hit enter
Here's how it should be, roughly, before hitting enter
user@computer:~$ cd /user/whatever/destinationFolder
8. Then type rm (for "remove") and a space
9. Then type the name of the file that keeps saying it is "invisible"
So you should have something like this before hitting enter:
user@computer:~/whatever/destinationFolder$ rm songName.mp3
10. That will remove the invisible file.
11. Now drag the files you want to copy from the source to the destination folder
12. It should copy and everything should be okay
NOTE: if your song file looks like this: "01 first track.mp3" (that is, it HAS spaces) then this is how you type it in: "01\ first\ track.mp3" (where a "\" comes before each space.
(Also, don't type the quotes)
Hope this helps!
Brobot Doc wrote:
The question is far from answered and needs to be resolved as I am currently having the same issue which is a royal pain in the arse. What does this mean invisible? What does it all mean.? Anyone with ideas? Anyone, anyone, Bueller?
Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.