8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2013 1:22 PM by kreid4
kreid4 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have created a xxxx.band project on my MacMini and Iwant to work on it on my macbook

When I to copy and paste to my public folder over my LAN

I am told Ican not copy ................

I am the ownwer of the Lan and have set persion using chmod 777

Any advice welcome

Thank you all

Ken


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • kreid4 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    http://www.icompositions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=62803

    I found an answer here

     

     

    I needed to compress the .band file ( i.e make  a zip file)

    move  it with the LAN via a shared public folder

    Uncompress the zip file on the MBPr and open it with garageband

    Works OK

    Thank you

  • Edgar Level 4 Level 4 (2,025 points)

    Copying a GarageBand file between computers on a LAN shouldn't be a problem. There is nothing special about a GarageBand file that makes it dfferent from any other file. A few things to consider.

     

    • A GarageBand file (.band) is a special Finder file, a "Package" file which is actually a folder. You could (but shouldn't) open it fromt the files Shortcut Menu "Show Package Contents"
    • If you used the Terminal command chmod 777, you might have changed only the permisseon of the file (the folder) and not its content. Maybe there are files inside that have permission conflicts with the target machine you want to copy to. I think you have to use the option -r with the chmod command to apply the permission to all the folders content.
    • Using the zip file is a general (very handy) procedure to be used not specifically for GarageBand. It "freezes" the folder content and prevents any alteration due to copy procedures.

     

    Package.png

     

    Hope that helps

     

    Edgar Rothermich

    http://DingDingMusic.com/Manuals

    'I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.'

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,595 points)

    When I to copy and paste to my public folder over my LAN

    I am told Ican not copy ................

    The size of the project may be too large for "copy and paste". Compressing reduces the size considerably. And why not simply drag the project to the public folder? Then you do not need to copy it to your paste buffer?

     

    Anyway, seeing that you are using Mt. Lion - do you have Mt. Lion on both systems? Then I'd prefer "Air Drop" to transfer data between the macs. AirDrop accepts uncompressed folders. Simply select the AirDrop icon in the Finder's Sidebar (on both Macs) and drag your project to your user picture from the account on your MBP.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • kreid4 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Léonie

    Thank you

    I will try airdrop

     

    Regards

    Ken

  • kreid4 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Edgar

    Thank you for your help

    Regards

    Ken

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,595 points)

    You are welcome.

    Good Luck!

     

    Léonie

  • Edgar Level 4 Level 4 (2,025 points)

    I don't think copy+paste has a file size limitation besides the actual installed memory. However copy+paste files

    via the Clipboard is fairly new to OSX and the way it behaves, I think it just copies the file path to the clipboard and not the actual file. No need for that anyway. When you hit paste in the Finder, the file will just be copied to the new Finder window with the visual progression bar. So it is still a variation of the drag and drop procedure.

     

    AirDrop

    Yes it is a nice feature which is handy when you want to exchange files with other users on a network. However, if you want to exchange files with your own computers (i.e. desktop, laptop), this is not the right tool. It involves too may steps.

    I find two other options much faster:

     

    Share.png

     

    Share Screen

    Select the network computer in the Finder sidebar and  open t its screen via Share Screen. Now you can just drag and drop files between computer (screens)

     

    Connect As

    Mount the other network computer as a Shared Device via the Connect As button. Even better, you can make an Alias of the target directory of your shared computer by dragging the folder onto the sidebar. From now on you select that item in the sidebar with one click and the computer mounts as a shared device and opens that folder in the the Finder. Voila

     

    Hope that helps

     

    Edgar Rothermich

    http://DingDingMusic.com/Manuals

    'I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.'

  • kreid4 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Edgar

    I like the scrensharing capabiliy

    Thank you

    Ken