Max OS X to Buffalo Terrastation copy problem with illegal characters
Posted on 2008-11-05
I support a mixed environment of Mac's and PC's, with a Buffalo Terrastation as the main storage device.
One of the Mac's has about 200 GB of Archived files (via external Maxtor USB drive), most with excessively long names, including names with * or / in them. One example is "Frutiger 55/75/95 *"
I am trying to copy all the archived files from the external drive on the Mac to the Terrastation, but get the following error: "You cannot copy the item "Frutiger 55/75/95 *" because the name is too long or includes characters that the disk cannot display"
This is the case for hundreds of files, and kills the copy process on error. Skipping these files is not an option. I need to get them copied, but it is ok if I have to change the file names.
The Mac is using file system is Mac OS Extended, Journaled
The Buffalo is using file system XFS.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.