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one or more items can't be changed because they are in use

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macnewcomer22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 1, 2012 5:12 AM

I am trying to copy over 1TB of data from a internal hard drive (in a hard drive dock) to a new internal hard drive when I attempt to copy the data I get the message in the topic title.


I was originally trying to do this transfer on Snow leopard and when this problem surfaced decided this was a good time to upgrade to lion and blow away the old system with all the rubbish and start a fresh but as you can tell I am still getting the same error even after formatting the hard drive before installing lion and not doing anything with the system except attempting to transfer the data.


I have copied larger amounts of data than this previously so have no idea what is going wrong.

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