Can't copy files - Error Code -41

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  1. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    I just got my first Mac which has Snow Leopard. I've been trying to backup files to an HFS+ extended formatted hard drive. This usually fails because there are files that give me an error code of -41. It's random files. I also believe this is affecting why Time Machine can't backup my files

    Anyway I can't find a solution to the -41 error code issue. Any idea why I'm getting them and any possible solutions?
     
  2. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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  3. xolan99 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    Open Disk Utility, found in the Utilities folder inside of the Applications folder.

    Click your hard drive in the side bar, then click this button.
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  5. xolan99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! I'm going to try that right now.

    It's weird because it seems to be random files - random jpgs, random mp3s, etc..
     
  6. xolan99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, that didn't work :( Still failed at the same spot when trying to copy my Music and Pictures folders over
     
  7. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried ejecting the drive and remounting? I sometimes get the same error with my network shared drive. Remounting it usually fixes it.
     

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