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Dropbox error when migrating the Time Machine backup from one external hard drive to another

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I got the error "The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in "Dropbox" can't be read or written. (Error code -36)" when I copied the time machine backup from one external hard drive to another.  It's found that the copying stopped at the folder which Dropbox was first installed since that date.  Anyone knows how to fix the problem? Thanks in advance.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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