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Finder Error code -61

When trying to drag files from an external USB hard drive to the Trash, I get the following:

The operation could not be complete because an unexpected error occurred. Error code -61
I'm using Snow Leopard.

Any ideas?

Greg
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strungCommented:
That error says you can't write to the disk. By any chance is the USB drive formatted as NTFS? Macs can read from, but not write to NTFS volumes.
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greghollAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in responding. I'm assuming you're right. The Hard Drive is from a PC.
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strungCommented:
You can find out how it is formatted by highlighting the drive and typing Command-i (For GetInfo).

If you are going to use the drive solely in a Mac, use disk utility to reformat it to Mac Extended Format (Journalled). If you want to use in on both a Mac and a PC, format it as FAT32.

Reformatting will, of course, erase the drive.
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greghollAuthor Commented:
Great! Thanks loads!!
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