Extremely Frustrating Beach Ball when Copying

Discussion in 'macOS' started by atomiton, May 15, 2006.

  1. atomiton macrumors regular

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    Okay, so I copy things from a CD and half-way it freezes. It stops copying all of a sudden and just freezes. It's really frustrating and i don't understand what the problem is. I've fixed permissions I've upgraded the OS. It just doesn't like copying large amounts of files. I have to restart the finder to stop it. FRUSTRATING! I can't stop it always with force Quit.

    Can someone please help me? I'm still fairly new to the mac.

    I'm running on a G4, 300mhz. Is it a hardware thing?

    FYI, this happens when I copy from an SD card too, or an ipod... please help! It's driving me crazy.!!!
     
  2. atomiton thread starter macrumors regular

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    one more thing. I'm using Tiger, upgraded from jaguar.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    By freezing, you mean it beach balls? What are you attempting to copy?
     
  4. atomiton thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, it beach balls. I mean I can work in other programs, but it beach balls the copy process and stops copying.

    I'm trying to copy my music from my work computer which I had laboriously ripped from my CDs. I can't re-rip the CDs, as they were stolen.

    There's a tonne of files.

    I've also tried to copy via a SD Card Reader. Similar thing.

    my work computer is a PC.
     

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