Backing up files said can't transfer files BUSY?

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  1. Grunthaner macrumors member

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    Hi I am trying to backup my files to my external hard drive and I'm using Target mode on my PPC iMac G4 through an old Titanium Powerbook to my external hard drive and it said "Can't Copy Files because some are BUSY".

    Other than trying to compress the files and then try and copy over what else can I do? The folder is very large with many files none are apps or system files. Is there a way to Stop files from being BUSY?

    Thanks for your help in advance.
    Linda
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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  3. Grunthaner thread starter macrumors member

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    I wasn't trying to make a bootable disc I just want to back up all my files before I wipe the HD but there must be some kind of running file on the folder which stops the copy and says a file is busy and it can't copy. I always thought a Target mode Apple is not running via software.

    I don't have the original discs yet I'm actually looking for the original discs now. I think I found a set on ebay.

    Will that software mentioned help me copy my files as a backup or does it make disc images? I just want to copy a large folder.

    Linda

     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It will let you select what folder/files to copy and it will not create a disk image, it is just a plain 1:1 copy.
     
  5. Grunthaner thread starter macrumors member

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    OMG Copy Cloner worked wonderfully, thanks guys you're the BEST!!!!!!!
    Linda
     

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