Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to aroomberg)
Do you have ignore Permission checked on the external drive?
Are any of the files/folders being copied from another user?
Old -50 info...
Also, incompatible characters in a name can cause this error.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the help BDAqua,
After the first time the issue occurred I did try to check the box "Ignore ownership on this volume", but that did not fix the problem. (Should I leave it checked or unchecked in this case?)
As far as other users files and incompatible charachters, I don't believe this is the case, since it gives me the error even if I just try creating a new folder on the drive.
I did see that old -50 info before posting my question, but I didn't think that it quite fit my issue since my issue isn't limited to copying, and that problem seems to be when copying from a remote disk to the startup disk.
Any other thoughts?
Thanks again for your assistance.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to aroomberg)
I think the old info was incomplete & just mentioned the first instance/cure, I think it works both ways.
Leave it checked I think.
#1. Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, when done trash this file, then reboot & try it...
#2, In System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock, click the little + icon & add a new Admin user, log into that account & see if it works.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to BDAqua)
#1 - Disk Utility won't let me verify or repair disk permissions on any of the external drives (The button is grayed out) I was under the impression that the OSX tools for disk permissions only pertained to the system drive.
#2 - isn't really an option for me. I'm using this mac mini as a webserver and there is a lot tied into the main admin user.
Any other ideas?
What I find the most odd is that after re-boot or re-mount it works fine, and then after some not set period of time it stops allowing me to write to it....
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to aroomberg)
1. Correct, just do the boot drive.
Is it a "Green" Drive?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I'll try # 1 now, and no, it's not a green drive... I'll let you know how it goes soon.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to aroomberg)
#1 was also no good, I'm going to get another drive and try to start from scratch, let me know if you have any other thoughts on the matter...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to aroomberg)
This probably isn't much comfort but I have exactly the same issue, with the exact same workarounds etc. I assume it has something to do with the drive enclosure. What I have is a Touro Mobile 3.0 (Hitachi).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to mattn)
Thanks for the response, Nothing ever fixed this specific issue, I swapped it out for a WD Passport model and everything has run fine since.
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