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If you are under 10.6.5 or later and Windows Vista or above, you can format your memory stick or usb hard drive to exFAT, a newer version of FAT with large file support and almost unlimited partition size. It has no permissions to speak of so it's perfect to transfer files around. Older systems will not see it however. I use this file system on my external ...


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At the moment, the only free way for NTFS write access without using abandoned software is using NTFS-3G along with FUSE for OS X. There's a guide for that in the FUSE for OS X wiki. If you need NTFS writing a lot you might be better off using Tuxera or Paragon, both commercial but more faster and more bulletproof solutions. As pointed out in the comments, ...


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Selecting "MS-DOS (FAT)" will automatically format as FAT16 or FAT32 depending on the target's size.


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Try NTFS-FREE, works for me on ML: This program allows MacOSX to access Microsoft NTFS formatted harddrives connected by USB port. A modified version of the original Linux code, this program is packaged as a easy-to-use installer so that normal users can install it without hassle http://sourceforge.net/projects/ntfsfree/


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Fuse4x + Ntfs-3g works on OS X Lion. All freeware. Install Homebrew. In Terminal, type brew install Fuse4x. Next, type brew install ntfs-3g. Type brew info fuse4x-kext . Enter the 2 lines of $ sudo code separately at the start of the text given. Type brew info ntfs-3g . Enter the 2 lines of code separately after the line "To replace the default Mac OSX ...


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You have five options: Network transfer through FTP or Samba directly to a NTFS drive on the windows machine External drive with NTFS filesystem, which of course is the one of the best ways to do it on an external drive, [edit-add] though you would need some additional software on the Mac's end to be able to write to the NTFS partition. Multipart archive, ...


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There are many ways to remove .DS_Store files; it really depends on what your exact needs are for the method you decide to use. To automatically remove them when you login/logout would be quite different from ejecting a disk, since it's a completely different process. You can disallow .DS_store for from being allowed to write to network disks, etc. by ...


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The format process can be handled differently depending on what the OS actually accomplish by during the format. Formatting should leave a clean and cleared file system. This can be done very fast by only clearing the file allocation table (FAT). This means writing to a very limited blocks /sectors on the disk. Alternatively formatting may include clearing ...


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From the Boot Camp FAQ: Boot Camp Assistant works only with an Intel-based Mac that has a single hard disk partition Boot Camp won't work with your multiple partitions, unless the partitioning was done by Boot Camp itself. You'll probably need to undo the partition to use Boot Camp, or use one of the many ways discussed online for installing Windows ...


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FAT32 isn't up to faithfully preserving Mac permissions, links and metadata. If you cannot repartition the drive as GUID/HFS+ it would be best to make a Disk Image on the FAT and back up to that image. If your drive was 120G and had at least 10G free space you should be fine with settings like this to create the image. The sparse image is nice since it only ...


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You cannot make a FAT32 CD. Windows does not use that format for CD/DVDs. Normally, when burning a bunch of files, both Mac and Windows use ISO 9660 (Joliet) for CDs and Universal Disk Format (UDF) for DVD media. Format is automatically chosen once media is detected. Also there is no need to make an image first. You just select the files in Finder right ...


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Wait, before you do that, you can do this in an easier fashion. Just shrink the Mac partition via Disk Utility and format the new free space as FAT32.


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The process for creating an extra partition in Mavericks hasn't changed much since Snow Leopard, so you should be able to create a partition using Disk Utility the same way you did in Snow Leopard.


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You need to use Disk Utility or a 3rd Party App designed to create Bootable Disks. If using Disk Utility, you need to follow some steps to create a Boot Disk, and use the proper format (which is not FAT32 for a Mac). You should be using the HFS+ format (Mac OS Extended Journaled), and there are some additional steps you need to take to make the disk ...


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The SD Card is failing. Oddly enough, you can mount it as RW using a SDXC > USB adapter (don't ask my why, but it works) such as this. Once mounted, you can copy data off the card. It's not a question of a corrupted filesystem, but a physical failure of the device - for example, although you will be able to reformat the card when connected via this adapter, ...


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Since the error that showed up the first time was just Can't open (Resource busy), I wouldn't worry about it. It didn't actually do anything the first time. I'm guessing you had a file open or something and it couldn't unmount the volume to repair. I think the reformat message shows up if a repair fails, for any reason, even if it has nothing to do with the ...


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Have you tried rm as root: sudo rm -r Filename_with* That command will ask for your administrator password.


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I have two suggestions. My first is to try creating a folder called .Trashes elsewhere and moving it such that it would overwrite the original folder; it's possible that this would leapfrog the problem (I used a similar method to fix a problem I was having a few months ago). Alternatively, if the external drive is FAT32, have you tried booting a Linux ...


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You could try running SpinRite on the disk, then trying again to get the files off. SpinRite (among other things) talks the drive's internal error correction into working better so Windows or the iPod's OS can more-easily read the files.


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If you don't actually require case-sensitivity, Truecrypt is a free and open-source encryption system that will allow you to do either encrypt an entire volume using the Mac OS Extended filesystem or make a encrypted file container (basically an encrypted folder) that can be used to save files as if it were a separate volume. You will need to download the ...


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Force-quit Disk Utility and yank the drive. OS X will probably fuss at you; ignore it. Stick the drive into the Windows computer and format it there, using Disk Management. (I've had much better success with ExFAT drives formatted under Windows than under OS X.)


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Resource forks don't exist as actual forks anymore. They have been stored as extended attributes since 10.4. The files that start with ._ are used to store extended attributes, ACLs, and HFS file attributes / Finder flags. They can be deleted with dot_clean or find: dot_clean /Volumes/Volume find /Volumes/Volume -name ._\* -delete .DS_Store files can be ...


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Is it possible? Yes Based on your comment, why? VMWare Fusion runs Windows 7 virtually. Therefore you don't need a partition for it, the OS will simply be installed in a Virtual File on your current HDD, which will grow based on how much space it is using up to the maximum set when you created the virtual machine. Fusion only allows you to use a partition ...



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