transfering files from desktop to external hard drive
by illectuallydemented - 9/13/07 6:05 PM
i am a photographer and a new mac user.
as the title says, i'm having trouble transfering a folder into my external hardrive.
i have two usb devices going. one is a compact flash card reader and the other is an external hard drive. i'm trying to copy the card reader's files into my external hard drive.
i've tried copying the folder by simply dragging the folder from the CF card reader to the external hard drive but it won't let me. there is always a message telling me i cannot. this is what i get;
[the item "foldername" could not be moved because "USB-HDD" cannot be modified]
i have various sub folders in the external device i wish my folder to be put in but no matter where i drag it to it'll keep saying the above statement.
i have even tried copying the files onto my desktop first and then dragging it to my external but the same message appears.
how am i supposed back up my files if my storage device "cannot be modified?"