copying from extneral hardrive error 32

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wakkaday, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. wakkaday macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2014
    macbook retina 2013 captain el
    2 tb external samsung p3 drive, trying to copy files to internal ssd or other external and i get an error and it stops. is there anyway of fixing this?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Some thoughts....

    If you are trying to copy a "block of files" (multiple files), and the transfer stops, it could be that one (or more) of the files is corrupted or otherwise exhibits a problem to the OS. The result is that the copy just "quits at the bad file", leaving the rest "UN-copied".

    What I would do:
    Get a paper and pencil to keep written notes.
    Reduce the size of your copying, down to single folders or files if need be.
    The object here is to slowly weed out the bad or un-copyable file(s) from the good ones.

    Could this be a problem with file permissions?

    I'd suggest you open a google search page and enter "mac file error 32" into the search box and start reading up...

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