Burning DVD error message - <unable to get file path> (-1401)

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  1. loosh macrumors newbie

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    Sep 29, 2007
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    I got my Macbook Pro about 6 months ago. Only burnt my first DVD the other day of files off my computer. It worked perfectly, but now it won't burn anymore.

    If I try and burn files to a DVD I continually get this error message:
    The operation cannot be completed because one or more required items cannot be found. (Error code - 1401)

    Could not retrieve information for "<unable to get file path>" (-1401)


    As it doesn't actually specify what it can't find I have no idea what the problem is. Does anyone have any ideas?

    any help would be appreciated :)
     
  2. sickleclowns macrumors newbie

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    Dec 9, 2007
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    Not sure how much help this may be to you, as Leopard was throwing up a different error message for me...

    I have a feeling it may have something to do with one of the files being corrupt. I had the same message coming up when trying to back up a set of mp3s to dvd, although the error message I got was even more cryptic:

    "The operation cannot be completed because one or more required items cannot be found. (Error code -43)
    Could not retrieve file metadata for "<unable to get file path>" (-43)"

    (Pjar jarg as you can see)

    Because I thought it may have been something to do with write permissions (It didn't), I tried to change the properties for the files in windows xp, which identified two corrupt files. Once I'd deleted these from the Burn Folder it sorted it.
     

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