File Sharing thrashes my files

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

  1. Ancient93 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2007
    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?

  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Don't put them in the dropbox. Either use just the Public Folder, or use the shared folder.

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