961 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2008 9:18 AM by Nathan Williams
As a quick follow up, I think I've just found out how to get around it...
If I select an icon, copy and paste it in the first time, it works
If I select another icon, copy it and try to paste it (to the same drive), it doesn't work...
If I put something else on the clipboard between these two operations - i.e:
Select an icon, copy and paste it in the first time - it works
Select some arbitrary text (e.g. in the browser) and copy it
Select another icon, copy and paste it in - IT WORKS!
I've tried this 3 times in a row now as I was shocked when it suddenly worked after my original posting.
Can anyone else replicate this strange behaviour? Is it a clipboard problem? I'd put it down to user error except I now seem to be able to replicate.
I consistently have this exact problem. I tried your solution of copying other data to the clipboard in between icon paste operations, but it still wouldn't work on my drive.
What did finally work for me was that I deleted the unwanted icon with 'get info' so the thumb drive icon reverted back to it's default state (the little shiny metallic drive icon), ejected the USB drive, restarted the finder (hoping to clear out that pesky icon still somehow stuck in the system), remounted the USB drive and was able to paste on my desired icon.
Hope this helps other in case the first method doesn't resolve your problems - there may be differences in our two OS versions which might explain the quirkiness.