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Question: error code -50


I have a strange problem and I could not find the fix.I loose permissions to write on external hard drive after a while.when I start the session everything starts normal.But after a while I can not save anything on it or modify anything .And I cannot repair when it gets into this stage and whatever I do I get error code -50 .After a force eject and mounting again everything becomes as it should .

could anybody help me with this situation

mac os Sierra


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Mar 17, 2018 7:12 AM in response to FUNKTIONAL65 In response to FUNKTIONAL65

Error -50 is a very unhelpful generic communications error with a number of possible causes. Something between the drive to which you are downloading and the drive from which it is all coming is not working correctly, with probably dozens of possibilities.

http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=12744967 - user had two identical drives

HD downloads are Broken with a #50 error - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3663076 - ISP had inadequate equipment for large download.

Error -50 and 8008 - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3669623 - user trying to download iTunes video from a different country.

Getting error -50 when copying data in OS X. - http://www.lacie.com/support/faq/faq.htm?faqid=10127 - Problems when copying to FAT formatted drives.

Mar 17, 2018 7:12 AM

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