Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to capt huffnpuff)
If you're copying from a FAT-formatted volume, do as follows.
Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2013 6:28 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I am simply trying to duplicate a folder in my home directory on the internal SSD startup disk. The environment is about as Apple Pie as you can get.
Starup disk: internal SSD, Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
OS: OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)
MacBook Air (mid 2012)
No external wires attached at all
- no external drive of any kind attached
- no ethernet
- time machine off
- no network drive
- no brand-x software
- no FAT, NTSF, Unix, Linux, or any other file systems
- no nothing except MAC OS Extended (Journaled)
These all fail when I try and make a duplicate of a particular folder on my desktop:
%C &% V
(I assume that they all use the same data mover)
The folder (6.81 GB) consists of subfolders containing DMG, Apps, various subfolders of jpgs, numbers files, txt files, pdf's and what not.
A - a folder of DMGS (5.63 GB)
B - a folder containging subfolders for Applescripts/Apps (103 MB)
C - a folder of aliases (11 MB)
D - a folder of non-Apple apps (914 MB)
E - a folder off aliases (20 MB)
F - a folder of jpgs (28 MB)
I have changed the order of the folders by renaming them. The error occurs in random folders and their subfolders.
After wasting a lot of time reodering the folders, In the current organization (above) the error now occurs between E & F so I have to manuallly copy/paste only a single folder, the last folder.
Bottom line: duplicate sorta works, maybe, sometimes.
Duplicate is a supported function on OS X. IMHO it ought to duplicate a folder without error without resorting to terminal functions or brand-x software. "Try this" is only avoiding the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2013 6:37 PM (in response to capt huffnpuff)
Run through this list of fixes, something is off on your install and you need to narrow down where it occurs by replacing software (like OS X, then programs, then a new user account) to isolate the issue or just move your data to that new account.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2014 2:11 AM (in response to capt huffnpuff)
This is clearly an Apple bug, but here's a quick and easy workaround that worked for me:
- I was trying to copy a big (800 GB) folder from one external drive to the root of another. It consistently failed with the above error message.
- My fix was simply to create a dummy folder in the root of the "To" drive and copy my big folder to that.
- After it ran (3 hours, no problems), all the files were successfully copied to the dummy folder, so I just dragged that to the root and deleted the dummy folder.