error code 0

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pribl, May 30, 2011.

  1. pribl macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2011
    when I try to copy file from macbook hdd to flashdrive I get this error:

    The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0).

    problem appear only with 1 big file - 6.5 gig .mdx

    other files move ok.
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    I'm guessing your flash drive is formatted as FAT32. FAT32 will only let you store files smaller that 4GB (well actually 4GB minus 1 byte).
    Your going to need to format the flash drive as exFAT(FAT64) or some other file system that supports large files.

    YouTube video showing how to format drives in Disk Utility:
    When you do this, you will loose any data stored on the flash drive.

    Operating systems that support the exFAT file system
  3. pribl thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2011
    what archive manager it will be better to use ?
  4. allen-uk macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2015
    Few years late, but many thanks for that tip!

    Error 0 was driving me mad for days, so my vote goes to you and the internet.

    Thanks again.


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