6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 7, 2006 7:02 PM by Solage
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I have a large file, roughly 3 GB in size, I would like to transfer from my Beige G3 running 9.2.2 to my G4/Panther via File Sharing. I regularly transfer files (usually under 1 GB) between the two machines without any problem. The first problem I noticed here was that this file was only showing up as "2 GB" (about 800 MB less than its actual size) when viewed in OS X, and then when I dragged it from its original location to one of my G4/Panther volumes (all internal ATA HDDs), its icon only appeared briefly in that volume's window before disappearing. It is simply not possible to copy the file from the G3 to the G4.

I also tried stuffing and zipping the file in OS 9, but in both cases the attempt failed (with -1310 error messages).

I do do not have a DVD burner on my G3, so my only way of moving the file from one machine to the other is via File Sharing.

If anyone can help me understand why the file can't be stuffed or zipped, why it only appears as a 2 GB file in OS X, and why it can't be copied from one machine to the other, I'd be very grateful. TIA!

G4 Sawtooth with 1.4 Ghz upgrade   Mac OS X (10.3.9)  

G4 Sawtooth with 1.4 Ghz upgrade, Mac OS X (10.3.9), 1 GB RAM, Hitachi Deskstar 80 GB HD and Seagate 7200.9 250 GB HD