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rsharma55 Level 1 Level 1

Hi Everyone,

 

I am keep getting this error when I try to copy a file or folder to my desktop even though I can create a new folder on desktop. I have tried copying a single file and folder with multily files in it but still getting same error.

 

I have multiple machines (Mac Pro) which are giving me same error and all of them has same Lion OS X (10.7.4). I have repaired the disk permissions but that would not fix this issue.

 

Any suggestions/ideas/thoughts ?

 

 

Thanks,

Reply by martymankins on May 31, 2014 9:46 PM Helpful

This also fixed my issue under 10.9.3 Mavericks.  I got the error 8058 when trying to copy from one USB drive to another.

Reply by phirestalker on Oct 2, 2012 12:36 PM Helpful

I just love useful replies to forum posts. Here's a hint folks if your answer is search google, please do the gentlemanly thing and not reply. Because if that was the answer to every question and no gave an actual answer google wouldn't have any silly results! LOL!1one

 

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Reply by Paldeng on Oct 2, 2012 11:46 AM Helpful

Quit all applications. Make sure you are in Finder Menu>Go and hold down Alt/option to reveal LIbrary. click Library and look for Preferences. Open that folder and look for com.apple.finder.plist and its Lockfile. Drag that out of the desktop. If it cant copy there then drag that on documents. After creating a copy and deleting tha file under Preferences Restart and try to copy on your desktop.

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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Peruse the hits from a google search for error 8058.

  • phirestalker Level 1 Level 1

    I just love useful replies to forum posts. Here's a hint folks if your answer is search google, please do the gentlemanly thing and not reply. Because if that was the answer to every question and nobody gave an actual answer google wouldn't have any silly results! LOL!1one

     

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  • Paldeng Level 2 Level 2

    Quit all applications. Make sure you are in Finder Menu>Go and hold down Alt/option to reveal LIbrary. click Library and look for Preferences. Open that folder and look for com.apple.finder.plist and its Lockfile. Drag that out of the desktop. If it cant copy there then drag that on documents. After creating a copy and deleting tha file under Preferences Restart and try to copy on your desktop.

  • Paldeng Level 2 Level 2

    Also baltwo is right. error 8058 is searcheable in google.

    Try this apple support link.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA23761?viewlocale=en_US

  • phirestalker Level 1 Level 1

    that article is SPECIFICALLY for trying to duplicate a cd from the right click menu by the way

  • kclasdf1 Level 1 Level 1

    I agree that searching google should be everyone's first choice but look at it from another perspective. 

     

    I had this exact same problem today when I got into work.  I searched google like a good techie and the very first link was this thread.  Quite a circular condundrum, eh?  The answer to my google search was to search google!?!

     

    That's the reason why replying to a thread with search google is a waste.  Saying 'search google' is fine but not in isolation.   Provide an answer for the next person who did search google.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    ASC Etiquette states:

     

    Search for questions similar to your own before submitting a new question to the community.

  • mparkerp Level 1 Level 1

    Same happened to me!

  • rsharma55 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Everyone,

     

    I have tried deleting plist lockfiles from preference folder and that has some what worked for me. It is bit hard if you have machine bound to AD and multiple users are experiencing this problem because you might have to go to each and individual user's profile and delete all the lock files in order to fix this problem.

     

    Or you could delete all the lock files in your default profile and then delete user profiles. This way when they do login they will new sets of preference and plist lock files should not be there anymore.

  • Paldeng Level 2 Level 2

    Glad it worked

  • redesigned Level 1 Level 1

    google search brought me here as well...

     

    i'm glad someone had the decency to post a legitimate helpful answer.  thanks

     

    if as implied the answer is easy to find via searching, why not do the decent thing and relay that answer to the person asking?  if even by just pasting the appropiate helpful link.

     

    for any future visitors to this thread:  deleting the plist and killing and restarting the finder process did the trick for me as well, no need to log out and back in.

  • thatcat Level 1 Level 1

    I was having this problem, and before trying any of the proposed solutions I simply closed all application and restarted my computer. That worked for me

  • jammyd26 Level 1 Level 1

    this worked for me but i dont know why is there someone who could explain what deleting the plist is doing?

  • Cerniuk Level 1 Level 1
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    Unlike the original Mac OS, Mac OS X has a system of preference storage that involves a programmer-friendly, user unfriendly construct, the plist. Plist is short for "property list".

     

    With fairly regular frequency, these preference files or "plists" get corrupted under Mac OS X. Worse, the corruption is largely undetectable with plists. This means that the plist file can become corrupted, the operating system facilities can't tell, the application tried to read the plist and digest the data, the corrupted data gets into the app, the app malfunctions, no clue as to why except some crazy error code that was eventually generated within the app because of an operation that went bad because a long time before, there was undetectable garbage read in from the plist file.

     

    Ok, here is the good news. The preferences or plist files can be deleted and the worst case is that you lose some of your app settings you modified, usually through the "Preferences" menu item under the menu named after the app. In this case the menu is named "Finder" and the item is "Preferences".

     

    By deleting the file, you remove the corruption, the app (Finder) recreated a default plist the next time it is run (for Finder, that typically means reboot unless you do some command line work). New plist is clean, you can reset the preferences, Finder is ok until it happens again.

     

    I posted my solution because it was the third time it had happened to me last year and figured others were having the same issue, and the same frustration with "google it" style answers ;-)

     

    But before you go looking for an app that helps you detect corrupt plists, know that I have never had any of them work due to how the plist is designed. It has been a manual (and regular) effort since the inception of Mac OS X. This is one of the system's Achilles heals. 

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