Creates Alias instead of copy...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pcpage, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. pcpage macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've been copying for an hour from CD and Hard Drive and all of the sudden it creates alias instead of copy whether I drag and drop or copy and paste.

    I'm preparing files for a dead friend and need this correct ASAP.

    Thanx
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    It's potentially a CD protection of some sort. Never heard of this behavior, but possible I suppose.

    A troubleshooting idea, open Terminal and try to copy a file from there.

    Code:
    cp /Volume/CDName/filename ~/Desktop/
    Also, I came across this other thread. Are you trying to copy to a Burn folder? (See link for details if so)
     
  3. pcpage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've copying to a USB HD until this problem...

    Now I'm copying to my internal HD...working fine so far.

    after a restart and copying files locally, copying files to usb HD is now working again.

    Thanx
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #4
    I'm really interested in hearing how you're going to send files to a dead friend and why it needs to be done ASAP? If the friend is dead it would seem you have all eternity to send anything.
     
  5. mackmgg macrumors 65816

    mackmgg

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    maybe he/she isn't really dead, just figurativly? or maybe its for a funeral
     

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