6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2009 1:20 AM by GerryIsHere
GerryIsHere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
For years I have never been able to stop a Copy process.
When I click on the "cross" button (near the progress bar) in the Copy window, nothing has ever happened!
Copy refuses to stop!

Any tip or clue?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,300 points)
    Hello there,

    You may have to *Force Quit* Finder. To do this, press CommandOptionEscape, then choose Finder from the list of options, then hit *Force Quit*.

    See if that does the trick for you.

    B-rock
  • GerryIsHere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your reply!

    I did this. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not...
    But I think this not normal and this is not THE solution.
    Why does Apple didn't fix this issue? As I already wrote: this problem last FOR YEARS.

    See, I'm very simple: I see a button, I click on it, I'm expecting it works...
    Am I asking for "too much"?

    I'm also very surprised not finding anybody discussing this issue on the forums...
    Should I be the only one experiencing the problem?
    I'm not very proud of this particularity...



    Message was edited by: Evita-The-Best
  • SOS-007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can't help, but your not alone!
  • keats2010 Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    I'm also very surprised not finding anybody discussing this issue on the forums...

    Should I be the only one experiencing the problem?

    Obviously it is not a common problem, certainly one I have rarely ever seen in Apple OSX. Have you tried deleting your finder preference? HardDrive>User> your name>Library>Preferences> com.apple.finder.plist

    See if that helps.
  • GerryIsHere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It heals a little to know a neighbor next door is experiencing the same problem... (I'm living in Pierrefonds, QC!).

    I'm a twenty year Mac user. Only experiencing this problem in OS X since 10.2 version.
    Deleting Finder Preferences doesn't change anything.

    I'm also very surprised no geek in the Apple Developers Team did something to explain and solve this very annoying problem
  • keats2010 Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    I'm also very surprised no geek in the Apple Developers Team did something to explain and solve this very annoying problem


    Have you been in touch with them? Have you filed a bug report?
    This is a user to user forum, not Apple, and if someone is familiar with the problem they will help you out. As I said, it's obviously not a common problem, or the forums would be full of threads on the issue.

    Be patient