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I have a 500GB hard drive that I am using with a Mac OS X 10.5. I have been working with iMovie file that are several GB in size and I can't save them onto my iOmega hard drive. I have tried starting a new file and then just transferring clips from my computer to the iMovie file on the hard drive, and that doesn't work either. I keep getting an error message. If I try to directly copy a file(s)that is more than a few MB from my computer to the hard drive in Finder, it says there is an unexpected error code. What's going on, and what can I do to make it work?

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  • mindyraye Jun 29, 2009

    Yeah, it does have an FAT32. That would be the problem. I wish I would have know that before I bought it. Thanks for your help.

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First of all I would check what the file system is on your iOmega drive. If it is FAT32, then it will be unable to handle any files over 4GB in size.

If necessary, reformat it to a Mac friendly file system and retry.

If this doesn't help, please repost your problem including the exact text of any erro messages that you receive.

Hope this helps!

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