File Sharing thrashes my files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ancient93, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Ancient93 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 12, 2007
    #1
    hello there,

    I have a strange problem with my file sharing. When someone drops a file into my dropbox, and I want to open it or move it somewhere, I get the message that it is already used by Mac OSX and therefore cannot be opened. But I never even touched that file before, so this absolutely makes no sense. It happens with small and big files of every type, but not always.
    Even worse is that if I want to drag that file into another place like my desktop, I get the message that it is used by another program and if I want to move it anyway. I say yes, and I never see that file again - it fell into the huge black void of nowhere... The original file is deleted.

    Any ideas about why this happens?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    #2
    Don't put them in the dropbox. Either use just the Public Folder, or use the shared folder.
     

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