copying a large file is failing...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Draddy, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Draddy macrumors regular

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    So I'm trying to bring my backup back over from my harddrive onto my macbook after installing leopard.

    Its a fairly large folder, 74.3GB, it's just a clone of the way my Macintosh HD used to be....and I just want to transfer the whole thing back over, that way I'll have it local (i'm not trying to overwrite anything)

    but every time I try to transfer, it stops at "preparing to copy 45,154 files" .... at exactly 45,154 ... as far as I know, there are no corrupt files, I use the drive all the time, and I can scan through the backup... it just won't copy it to my harddrive... any ideas?

    oh, and it won't stop, I have to force quit finder and relaunch.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Draddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    usb
     
  4. Draddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    this is starting to get annoying, I need to be able to get that file off the drive... everytime it fails at 45,154
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Can you bring items across in batches? Have you used Disk Utility to verify and possibly repair the drive? :)
     

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