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Cannot copy from one USB drive to another

3522 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2010 9:22 AM by mumbles2701 RSS
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having trouble copying data from one USB drive to another. i think its a permissions problem as i have 3 folders to copy, one copied fine, thus telling me that the 2 drives are working fine, the other 2 will not.

when i try it i get a message:

Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred. (Error code 0)

any ideas? i recently used nSync on a few of the drives to sync up some old data. could that have changed the permissions?
MBP 2.4Ghz 15.4" 4GB Memory, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    May 22, 2010 5:32 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
    for the avoidance of doubt, how are these drives formatted and how big are the files you are trying to copy ?

    JGG

    15"MBP SR/C2D/2,4 GHz/4 GB  Mini 3,1/C2D/2.26 GHz/2 GB , Mac OS X (10.6.3),  TC 'sim-d' 500 GB  AEBSn  2x AX (b/g)  ATV 40 GB  Touch 2G OS 3.1.3
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    May 22, 2010 6:48 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
    mumbles27 wrote:
    one is MS-DOS


    would that be in FAT32 or NTFS ?

    mac OS extended (case sensitive)


    i'm not 100 % sure but i have a fancy such a combination may not play well together.

    nothing bigger than 2GB for one file


    i was asking because FAT3 has a limitation in that it will not allow you to copy files larger than 4 GB.

    JGG

    15"MBP SR/C2D/2,4 GHz/4 GB  Mini 3,1/C2D/2.26 GHz/2 GB , Mac OS X (10.6.3),  TC 'sim-d' 500 GB  AEBSn  2x AX (b/g)  ATV 40 GB  Touch 2G OS 3.1.3
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,430 points)
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    May 22, 2010 9:24 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
    glad to hear you sorted it out !

    happy computing ...

    JGG

    15"MBP SR/C2D/2,4 GHz/4 GB  Mini 3,1/C2D/2.26 GHz/2 GB , Mac OS X (10.6.3),  TC 'sim-d' 500 GB  AEBSn  2x AX (b/g)  ATV 40 GB  Touch 2G OS 3.1.3

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