4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2009 9:05 AM by TresRoque
Tom Mccrady2 Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
I have been trying to transfer a couple of iMovies to my external hard drive. But when I do, I get the same error message both each file -- "the operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0)". I have looked throughout the Apple web site and cannot find this. Suggestions?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,460 points)
    Hi

    No - can't find it in my list either.

    A. What kind of external drive ?

    B. FireWire or USB/USB2 ?

    C. Formatted as Mac OS Extended - or - UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange ?

    D. Free space on internal AND external hard disk ? How much ?

    Yours Bengt W
  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (30,855 points)
    Tom Mccrady2 wrote:
    .. transfer a couple of iMovies to my external hard drive. .. an unexpected error occurred (error code 0)". ..


    obviously, I'm using the same List of Errors as Bengt - -1, +1, but no error 0 ..

    I mostly assume, your ext. harddrive is formatted to 'Windows'/fat32 (=select drive in Finder, Apple-i, read under 'format') and your videos are longer than ~20min .. fat32 has a 4GB-per-file-limit => export kaputt ..
  • Lennart Thelander Level 8 Level 8 (38,220 points)
    "the operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0)"


    Whatever source of that error, it isn't from any Apple software. According to Apple, 0 means "No error"!

    So it might be a third party driver for the external drive throwing the error message and NOT providing a proper error code (error number).
  • TresRoque Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    There problem appears to be the size of the files you're moving.

    See this:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10107041&#10107041

    Is it possible to move them in smaller chunks? That's the only solution that seems to be out there. Apple problem or not, it still ***** - you'd expect to be able to move a few largish files in this day and age.