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Maybe some of your files are more than 4GB like streetdragon said so maybe check that? That's FAT32's limitation.

(but i highly doubt a single song file is more than 4gb)

to wolfetan44:
do you have a pc to test the format of your usb?
and no, formating a usb is like cleaning a canvas, erasing everything. so you should format it before putting the music in.
if you can put the music in it already, then there is no need to format it thentongue.gif

I have a PC and a Mac.

If it's formatted to FAT32 you have restrictions as to how many characters a filename can be (and what those characters are). Try changing the file names to something shorter and see if it copies. 


If it doesn't I'd say something is wrong with the disk. Check it for errors on the PC (look for bad sectors too) and see if you can salvage it.

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I have a PC and a Mac.

so is it FAT32 or NTFS? 

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I have a PC and a Mac.
so is it FAT32 or NTFS? 
FAT32.
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hmm have you tried it with your pc? does it spring the same problem? if it does then could be something wrong with your tumbdrive

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hmm have you tried it with your pc? does it spring the same problem? if it does then could be something wrong with your tumbdrive
I have my music on my mac, need it on my PC.
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I have my music on my mac, need it on my PC.

i know, but the does the pc have problem detecting the pendrive? 

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I have my music on my mac, need it on my PC.

i know, but the does the pc have problem detecting the pendrive? 

I will check, I am currently out of town. I will check when I get back home, maybe PM you?

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I will check, I am currently out of town. I will check when I get back home, maybe PM you?

ah i see, hmm either posting here or pm's would be fine too, its up to you

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Another option completely would be to burn Data Disks on CD or DVD. Depending on the size of the music library this could take a lot of discs and time, but it should work w/ no problems...

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You could also get both your computers connected to your home network and copy from the Mac to the PC that way. I've never owned a Mac so I can't help you on how to set up/access that on your end, but on Windows it's pretty much automatic--you just have to make sure the directory/folder you're copying to is write-accessible from the network, which can be accomplished from the Properties menu item available for any folder.

 

This method can be pretty slow, depending on your network, but it's platform independent and always (eventually) works (barring weird network issues).

 

It works well for playing media as well, as long as you map the directory with the files as a drive in Windows. In fact, I don't keep any of my media on my computers. I have a server set up and use my computers as clients. This saves me having to copy everything over every time I get a new computer or reinstall an OS. It also saves me having to synchronize everything across multiple machines when I add one song to my library.

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You could also get both your computers connected to your home network and copy from the Mac to the PC that way. I've never owned a Mac so I can't help you on how to set up/access that on your end, but on Windows it's pretty much automatic--you just have to make sure the directory/folder you're copying to is write-accessible from the network, which can be accomplished from the Properties menu item available for any folder.

 

This method can be pretty slow, depending on your network, but it's platform independent and always (eventually) works (barring weird network issues).

 

It works well for playing media as well, as long as you map the directory with the files as a drive in Windows. In fact, I don't keep any of my media on my computers. I have a server set up and use my computers as clients. This saves me having to copy everything over every time I get a new computer or reinstall an OS. It also saves me having to synchronize everything across multiple machines when I add one song to my library.

wow that sounds like a really nice convenient systembiggrin.gif

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You know you're an audiophile when you have the STAX-009 and still aren't satisfied.

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wow that sounds like a really nice convenient systembiggrin.gif

 

It is. I started doing this a few years ago and it's made my life so much easier. I use it as a general file server, so I don't need to keep copies of anything on any of my computers, and if one of them crashes, all I lose is the time spent reinstalling from scratch. Of course keeping everything backed up is important, otherwise if your server tanks you lose everything. I'm slowly building a system with multiple points of redundancy, but for now I just keep everything backed up on some spare space on the one desktop computer that's always on.

 

There's some other cool stuff you can do. If you use a Linux OS on your server, you can set it up so you can access it from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. You can also use it as a proxy if you don't trust the wireless Internet somewhere. Of course you have to use a Linux client OS in order to do this (or use something like Cygwin), and its value can be limited by your own ISP's upload limit (in my case it's pitiful), but overall it's pretty cool.

 

 

 

You know you're an audiophile when you insist that music streamed over a network connection loses quality as compared to listening to it read from a local hard drive.

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You know you're an audiophile when you have the STAX-009 and still aren't satisfied.

WHAT!?

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WHAT!?

 

Someday they'll release an SR-010, and it'll be 11.12% better than the SR-009. biggrin.gif

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