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Hard Drive won't accept data

When I try to copy data to the hard drive it says the names are too long or have characters that the disk cannot display and can't be copied. I have had a LaCie before and names were never a problem. Mac font names are sometimes very long and this has caused error messages before. Is there a fix or for this? spotter

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Some LaCie drives ship out formatted FAT32 so they will be ready to use on either a Mac or a PC. If you are getting error -50 when copying to a LaCie drive, or any drive formatted for PC, it is because of the following: Certain characters that can be used in a Mac OS X filename are not allowed in MS-DOS filenames. This can prevent the file from being copied, and can occur when a filename contains non-printing ASCII characters, or any of these characters: ? / \ < > " | > *. Either copy the data off of the drive and use Apple's Disk Utility to erase the drive in Mac OS Extended format, or change the filenames of the documents that cannot be copied. Hope that helps http://www.lacie.com/us/support/index.htm?rid=10033 I also noticed there are some patches for LaCie drives. You may check out the patches before the format. Let me know what happens. Tim

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