Error copying a directory to a Windows share

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  1. VladDracul macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm having a weird problem while trying to copy a whole directory - about 4 GB total - to a Windows share (mount).

    When I drag the directory I want to copy to the Windows share in Finder, I get the following error:

    Has anyone encountered this issue before?

    Thanks,

    Alex
     
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -VladDracul

    Let me guess: this folder was originally created in MacOS 9?

    Try recreating the folder - and all of its nested folders with OS X folders.
     
  3. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    This may be a NFS/Samba problem to do with copying files bigger than 4GB (32-bit implementation), you might try installing Samba 3.0 or get panther...if you already have, well then....:confused:
     
  4. VladDracul thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, it is a Jaguar folder; but thanks for replying.
     
  5. VladDracul thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm. That sounds like a possibility; however, none of the files is that large. The directory as a whole - some 350 files - is ~4GB.

    I think I'll give that a try anyway.
     
  6. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Windows has problems dealling with the following symbols:

    ` ~ - _ = +

    So make sure none of the files/folders have those characters in them (as the name). Unix/Mac/Linux have no problems with those symbols.
     
  7. benixau macrumors 65816

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    you know - if it werent for windows and the x86 based architecture i dont think we mac users would know what a hardware problem "really" is or even know that there is a limit to the size of files that we can use.
     

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