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Old 05-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #31
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I have no idea what this means. I googled "format VFAT" and all I get is high technical stuff that is as yet not understandable to me. But I just discovered that properties indicates that the filesystem is fvat according to my computer. Is there anything that I can to do fix this? May be copy and paste everything on a different drive and then reformat the external drive? How would you reformat it in such a way that the filesystem is not fbat?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 01:10 AM   #32
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Is there anything that I can to do fix this?
Not if you want to be able to still (easily) use the HDD with Windows.

No windows file-system will handle colons in file-names gracefully,
just like Linux won't be too fond of forward slashes when files come
from other OSes.


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Old 05-12-2009, 12:59 AM   #33
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I have just found the solutions for my questions. I have a learned a few lessons on the way, thank you all very much.

It shows that if one asks the right question, you can find the answer your self, so I apologize for those who were willing to help me. What was the right question? Use the internet and google: "transfer evolution data to another computer" and a number of URLs appear:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mi...nToNewComputer
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...w-machine.html
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/875

and more.

Again, thank you all very much.
 
  


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