Difference in file system on yosemite to previous

vexorg

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I've found yosemite behaves a bit differently to the previous OS X versions. I do a straight backup of my home folder to an external hard drive every month or so, have done for the past few years without a problem. It's handy if I need to read files off to my windows PC too.

Yosemite has some issue with copying the movies, music or photo folders that never happened before, it complains the big files are "in use". I know they are not real big files, but that shouldn't matter for copying.

I also have some mini copies of small linux systems we use for work. Originally they were tar'd, but I untar'd them to have easy access to what files should be where and what permissions and owners they have. Mavericks and previous version had no issue at all copying the folder. Now Yosemite says it can't do it. Most folders fail on a bulk copy due to the file cannot be be read or written. If I do copy individual file over then it works fine, it's only on a bulk copy of all folders.

So what is different about how yosemite copies files on to a usb external hard drive?
 

vexorg

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Seems to be a lack of genuine tech people here, anything too deep gets glossed over.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Seems to be a lack of genuine tech people here, anything too deep gets glossed over.
I'm sure this was a finder issue when I ran into it and disabling 'show icon preview' in the finder settings solved it for me but it was a long time ago.
 

jbarley

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Seems to be a lack of genuine tech people here, anything too deep gets glossed over.
Haven't really noticed your issue being "glossed over"

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Verb
gloss over ‎(third-person singular simple present glosses over, present participle glossing over, simple past and past participle glossed over)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash.
    They glossed over the problem, hoping that the customers wouldn't notice.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To treat something with less care than it deserves; to skimp.
    This book only glosses over quantum mechanics, and doesn't go into detail.
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keodkfe49439

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Oct 7, 2015
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Haven't really noticed your issue being "glossed over"

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Verb
gloss over ‎(third-person singular simple present glosses over, present participle glossing over, simple past and past participle glossed over)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash.
    They glossed over the problem, hoping that the customers wouldn't notice.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To treat something with less care than it deserves; to skimp.
    This book only glosses over quantum mechanics, and doesn't go into detail.
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vexorg

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 4, 2009
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Haven't really noticed your issue being "glossed over"
Dim witted replies don't help. A smart answer would be to know what's different with yosemite, a dumb answer is to have a go at the semantics in a post - and you are having a go at my choice of words rather than the problem.

Or maybe I've missed your brilliant answer, so please explain how that vital information gets translated into making yosemite do the same as previous OS X versions for copying folders.
 

jbarley

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Jul 1, 2006
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Dim witted replies don't help. A smart answer would be to know what's different with yosemite, a dumb answer is to have a go at the semantics in a post - and you are having a go at my choice of words rather than the problem.

Or maybe I've missed your brilliant answer, so please explain how that vital information gets translated into making yosemite do the same as previous OS X versions for copying folders.
It's easy to see why you're getting absolutely no help with your problem.:rolleyes: