Boot Camp Error " Can't Move Files " PIC

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  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    When I try to run boot camp I'm getting a can't move files error, as seen below. I do run Time Machine all the time, does this mean if I re format my HD I can just get all my data, every little bit, using time machine?

    Anyone know what's wrong? Thanks.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There are some large files in the space you are trying to put the BC partition, and they can't be moved.

    You need to do what the warning says: Backup your files, format and restore from the backup in order to use BC.
     
  3. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? No other way around this?
    I've been using Time Machine, is this a full back up on my external drive? how can I be sure?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No way around it.

    Time Machine is a full backup. Boot from the OS X install disc, erase the drive using Disk Utility, then restore from Time Machine Backup and run the BC Assistant again.
     
  5. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean Boot from OSX disk? All I have with me is snow leopard's disk. Why can't i just erase the disk in disk utility (format) and then use my time machine external drive backup? how do I re enter my data from the backup once i format it anyway?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot erase the boot disk while it is running, so you need to boot from the DVD.
     
  7. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I boot from the snow leopard disk? and if so, how?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, insert the disc, then hold C while you turn on the computer.
     
  9. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, although I have used time machine often I'm so nervous, you know.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Only one way to test a backup - restore from it. :D
     
  11. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I cant push the erase button as it appears to be greyed out, its un clickable after doing the Hold C key and inserting snow leopard. Anyone know?
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you choosing Disk Utility from the menu bar after booting from the DVD?
     
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  14. patrixl macrumors regular

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    Sure you could use techtool and wait a full day while it fixes your disk, or you can boot from the Snow Leopard disk, use the Disk Utility to reformat your disk then restore from your time machine backup - total time, 1-2 hours.

    Then you'll be able to use Bootcamp to repartition your drive. I've done it before, works beautifully, and much faster than defragmenting your drive (I've done that too, took 30 hours during which I couldn't use my Mac)


    Patrix.
     
  15. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks. I had no idea you meant disk utility in the bootup screen.
     

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