I have a bunch of DVDs (okay, a couple hundred) with files on them — these are my current backup/archive. These were burned by a Powerbook G4, using Toast in Mac/Windoze–friendly file format, over a number of years.
I have bought a 2TB RAID that takes a heap less space than the DVDs. The RAID is Mac–formatted.
I thought all I had to do was throw the DVDs (one at a time, of course) into either/both the same Powerbook's slot-loading drive and/or a Firewire–connected Lacie Slim DVD +/- RW, and either drag–and–drop or copy–and–paste files from the DVDs to the RAID.
No such luck. When I try a drag–and–drop, the won't–allow symbol appears when I hover the files over either the Desktop or the destination drive. When I try a copy–and–paste to either the Desktop or the destination drive, I get the following message: “The items on the Clipboard cannot be pasted to this location. One or more of the items may have been deleted or are no longer available.”
I have so far:
- repaired permissions via Disk Utility
- rebooted, FSCK -FY–ed, and repaired permissions via Disk Utility
- rebooted in Safe Mode
- run Onyx
- relaunched Finder
- recreated the /tmp directory as per http://support.apple.com/kb/TA21161 (I had to follow the 10.2.8 Terminal instructions)
- created a new Admin account to test if system–wide (it was)
- repaired the disk via Disk Utility (using Target Disk mode and a Macbook) (no errors picked up)
- run DiskWarrior (using Target Disk mode and a Macbook) (no errors picked up but rebuilt anyway)
- done a full install of 10.4.11 (the Powerbook's previous OS — I upgraded to Leopard earlier this year)
- done a full (re–)install of 10.5.8
After each of the above steps (and some of them have been done at least twice), the copy–paste problem has persisted.
Please can someone advise what else I can do.