11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 12:42 PM by Deepanshu kaushik
Deepanshu kaushik Level 1 (0 points)

Hey Hi, to apple Family.

Few days back, when i was doing some normal work on MS word, i found that i my paste option is not working.

Then i tried to use it for normal work like Moving Pics from here and there, but still found the same result.

When i try to select anything and then copy/cut anything, it got the intial action, but when i got to paste it anywhere, it won't do the action, and after checking in status bar, (above), It shows Paste option Faded, like i can't use it.


If some one from Users or any one From Apple Support can help me please do the need full done.


I have lotss of data in my Macbook, and i need to move it to somewhere else.


Please Help me.



Deepanshu Kaushik

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,818 points)

    check the file is not locked   right click on the file in finder  > get info


    check the document is not security protected

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hello, Deepanshu,


    Besides the good advice so far, might try this...


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."




    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Mac OS X: Cannot print, use Classic, start file sharing, burn discs, or update software if /tmp missing...




    To avoid these issues, you guessed it, you shouldn't delete the /tmp symbolic link from the Mac OS X volume.


    If /tmp is missing, it's easy to make a new one by following these steps:


    Mac OS X 10.3 or later


    Recreate the missing /tmp link by using the Disk Utility application to repair permissions on your Mac OS X startup volume.

  • Deepanshu kaushik Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for Reply Gary.

    But None of the file is locked.. and even i tried this cut copy paste in Word ... Using everythng.. using Keyborad shortcut, using direct finder tool.. everything.. But i dint get sucess... I used for every file in My MAC.. But No sucess

  • Deepanshu kaushik Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey my CD - ROm got broken.. So its not working.. Any other way to repair the disk ?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...


    /sbin/fsck -fy


    Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.


    (Space between fsck AND -fy important).


    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck...



  • Deepanshu kaushik Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey BDAQUA.. Thank for replying.. But i checked that out.. I am having that Folder in my Mac's Private Folder..


    Hey if i am not wrong you are mentioning about the folder :

    In Finder -- > Go ----> go to folder --- > Type " /private" Then there is a folder with the name "Tmp"


    I hope you are saying about it only.. Yeah this folder already exists in my Mac..


    I searched some other posts too, there they used " Macintosh HD " Folder.. and there a tmp exists..


    But i am not sure.. about which folder they are saying..


    Could you please correct me if i am wrong.?


    Thanks and Regards !!!!


  • Deepanshu kaushik Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey i dint Get, what you mean by single user mode .....

    Please elaborate..

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Yes the one at root of the drive. Does it contain anything?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    When booting up, hold CMD+s keys, do you get a text based screen where you can type...


    /sbin/fsck -fy

  • Deepanshu kaushik Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey BDAqua, Now to get rid of this problem, i had finally decided to re-install or Format everything and get a new fresh system like i had bought.


    So request you to kindly guide me.


    I have the DVD of Mac OS X and MAC OS X applications.


    Note : My Current version is 10.5.8, and DVD is of 10.5.6


    Kindly guide me for the whole process.