5 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2011 1:10 PM by Timothy Westman-Barth
Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 Level 2
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I have an SD card that I use frequently to transfer files between my MacBook Pro and two different Vista PCs. The problem is that whenever I connect the SD to one of the PCs a message box pops up telling me to connect the additional volumes of the multi-volume set.

I do believe that the problem is caused by the Mac OS X system files that it puts on the card automatically, because if I delete them then the problem disappears too.

I also know that the problem does not occur on Windows 7.

It's not too big of a deal, all I have to do is close the window, but it's pretty annoying, especially when it pops up more than once at the same time.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Mid 2010 model
Solved by Barney-15E on May 23, 2011 5:57 AM Solved

You'd have to ask on a Vista forum how to get it to ignore the files.

The three things it will put on the disk are a .Trashes folder, a .ds_store file which holds the window layout specs, and the metadata for the files you copied. There is a program called BlueHarvest that will help prevent some (maybe all) of that.

 

Another option is to use the dot_clean command in Terminal to clean off the metadata files. I don't think it will remove .Trashes and .DS_Store.  You would type

dot_clean -m

Leave a space after the command and then drag the USB volume icon onto the Terminal window.

BlueHarvest is obviously easier, but it does cost a small amount.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    You'd have to ask on a Vista forum how to get it to ignore the files.

    The three things it will put on the disk are a .Trashes folder, a .ds_store file which holds the window layout specs, and the metadata for the files you copied. There is a program called BlueHarvest that will help prevent some (maybe all) of that.

     

    Another option is to use the dot_clean command in Terminal to clean off the metadata files. I don't think it will remove .Trashes and .DS_Store.  You would type

    dot_clean -m

    Leave a space after the command and then drag the USB volume icon onto the Terminal window.

    BlueHarvest is obviously easier, but it does cost a small amount.

  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 Level 2
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Thanks, I'll ask on Microsoft Answers first and then try one of those solutions if I don't get a response that helps.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    I just remembered something, but I don't know exactly how to set it up on Vista.

    When you put in a CD or USB drive, Windows asks what you want to do with the files on the disk. If you set it to just Open the folder or do nothing, I would think it would just ignore them.

  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 Level 2
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    iPhone

    It's set to not do anything, it just prompts me to choose something, open with Windows Explorer, import pictures, run Autoplay, etc. The problem occurs when I choose to open it with Windows Explorer.

  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 2 Level 2
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    I just want to say that Apple Support Communities is so much more helpful than Microsoft Answers, this isn't the first time I've used Microsoft Answers to find a solution to my problem, and on previous occasions, and this one, it just seems like whoever replies completely doesn't understand what I'm saying, or just doesn't know what they're talking about.