iomega 500g works but wont copy or save files

Iomega 500gb usb 2.0 prestige portable h...
July 9, 2011 at 09:57:03
Specs: Macintosh
my 1 week old iomega 500g hard drive works & the files are there, but they all of a sudden wont copy on to the hard drive or off the hard drive, there is plenty of room.

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#1
July 9, 2011 at 10:26:25
Check the security properties of the drive. It sounds like it is setup as list contents only.

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#2
July 9, 2011 at 10:34:46
the disc is not locked, i tried copying one mp3 at a time instead of the whole folder (one album)., when i try to copy, i get:
The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “11 Amoeba.m4a” can’t be read or written.(Error code -36).

& its the same for any file type i try. funny enough it seams to copy the file when it says it cant. only will do one at a time though.


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#3
July 9, 2011 at 10:50:29
File system error.
I'd copy everything off that drive and then repair or reformat it. Is there a utility that came with the drive to verify it's contents?


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#4
July 9, 2011 at 10:58:03
it did not come with a disc, the problem is i can't really copy the files off it. only one at a time & it has about 350BG used out of 500

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#5
July 9, 2011 at 12:22:08
I think the file system is corrupted.
You may loose data. Here are a few things to check out...

http://developer.apple.com/library/...
Look at verifyVolume and repairVolume

http://www.answers.com/topic/repair...
I don't think this is the issue.


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#6
July 9, 2011 at 12:56:39
i found it was only some files, ones i had a while, anyhow copied them & gonna reformat, thanks for all your help!

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