Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to iMac-newbie)
Error code -50 usually means a bad character in a file name:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to Klaus1)
It is a long file name, but if this were the case...
- would I have been able to copy it to other external hard drives with no problem?
- why I am I unable to delete individual files within the folder that have nothing more than a # for the file name?
- what about the fact that 3rd party software (Carbon Copy Cloner) says "bad section of hard disk media"
Thanks in advance...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to iMac-newbie)
Error -50 paramErr Error in user parameter list
Can there be any external hard disks - if so How is/are it/they formatted ? Must be Mac OS Extended (hfs) if used for Video.
UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange - works for most but not for VIDEO.
What this means in Your situation is above me.
• free space on internal boot hard disk? How much ?
• streamingDV, AIC etc. (not .avi, .mp4, .m4v, .wmv etc as they are containers not codecs)
• in what format ? .jpg, .bmp, .tif, else ?
• from where/what format ? iTunes, .avi, .mp3, .aiff, else ?
The "com.apple.iMovie.plist" file
Many users has not observed that there are TWO libraries.
• Library - at root level
• Library - in user/account folder - THIS IS THE ONE to look into
from Luke Burns
I fixed the problem.. but it was very, very strange. I had a very long section for credits and set the line spacing to 1.0.. for some reason this caused it. I removed it, and it worked fine. I put it back, and I couldn't preview or play the video.
I don't know why that could cause that big of a problem, but it did..
You need more free space on your hard drive.
After phone support from apple I ended up creating a new project and adding all 117 clips back in individually till I found out what clips flagged and would not allow me to export. I had 3 I deleted and replaced and everything works now 1hr after tedious work....
Where do Your material come from
• External hard disk
And all are connected so that iMovie can find it ?
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to iMac-newbie)
To Klaus1: I should also mention that I am unable to rename the folder (which does in fact have a long unwieldy name). I have tried the most simple name possible and I get the message: "Try using a name with fewer characters, or with no punctuation marks." I am using 4 characters, all letters, no punctuation marks. But given that it copied fine at least 3x already, my uninformed guess is that it has to do with the "bad section" on the disk...what to do if that is the case?? Thanks.
To Bengt - thanks. I did see this reply to another post. The drive is formatted for the Mac (OS Extended (Journaled)), almost 2/3 of the drive is free space. I'm not sure what else on this list applies to this situation? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to iMac-newbie)
I am getting the same message -- I was trying to delete a folder full of files off an external drive but decided to try to do it by smalleer bits and just picked one folder -- same message == the folder's name is AIR and it has zero bytes -- any suggestions?
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