I am working between two Macs in my house: the upstairs one is MAC OSX 10.6.8, and the downstairs one (an eMac) is MAC OSX 10.5.8 -- if that matters.
I need to transfer files from the downstairs computer to the upstairs one.
When I insert a USB flash drive into the upstairs Mac, I am able to save files to it and from it. (I have already read about the correct way to format the flash drive for FAT 32 and read/write, and I eject the drive correctly when I'm finished.)
Then when I go insert the flash drive into the downstairs Mac:
- the flash drive appears on the desktop
- I'm able to open it, to see the files saved to it
- I can save files off of it, BUT
- I cannot save files to it. I get a message that there isn't enough disk space, which is incorrect -- there's plenty of memory
I have tried opening Disk Utilities on both MACs, erasing the flash drive's contents, and reformatting it, but I get the same situation.
I'm guessing the solution is simple and involves the eMac's preferences. Am I on the right track?
Many thanks for your help!
Have you Verified the Disk on the Downstairs one?
To find out if it's system wide or user specific, try this...
Open System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock, click on the little plus icon, make a new admin account, log out & into the new account.
Does it work in the new account?