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I'm trying to save a photo from photoshop onto my WD external hard drive and get the error message "could not save because write access was not granted". What do I do?

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SOURCE: cannot copy large files onto my WD passport

Your drive is probably in FAT32 format.  FAT32 has a 4GB file limit that is why your 5GB movie isn't saving.  You will have to format the drive in Mac OS file format (HFS) using Disk Utility.
Unfortunately once its in Mac format the drive will not be recognized by windows PCs.  What I do is have a program called macdrive installed on my windows computers so that they can access mac format hard drives.
i hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Flashing blue light on external WD hard drive & not recognised

sounds like you are using the wrong power supply. Check the amp output on the power plug you plug into the wall make sure its the same as the amp input of your external harddrive

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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sounds like a conflict to me.
controll panel / system / hardware tab / device manager. then find the device and right click / properties.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Blinking light flashes continually. The pc can not

try to connect the usb port properly maybe there is a loose contact. and try to remove all the gadgets connected in the computer... only connect the external HDD

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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to remove the hdd password do the follwing
1) Restart your computer. Note that during computer restart, the screen goes blank for 3 to 5 seconds. Text then appears and the operating system boots up.
2) As soon as the first text lines appear on the screen, press the "Del" key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS setup
3) Navigate to "Security" in the BIOS menu using the arrow keys on your keyboard
4) Navigate to the option "Hard Disk User Password" and press "Enter
5) Navigate to a hard drive, press "Enter" and select "Disable" to remove the hard drive password.
6) Press "F10" to save and exit the BIOS settings. Computer booting resumes.

this will remove the hdd password

Posted on Jan 28, 2011

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