External HD error -50

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by b butcher, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. b butcher macrumors newbie

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    Hi I've upgraded to Snow leopard and now cant copy to my back up external drive anymore. I get the error -50. Anyone know what this means and what I have to do to get over this? I see people are having similar problems with their externals after upgrading to SL or Lion. What is going on?!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you checked Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
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  3. onetimeking macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same issue.

    Is the external an SSD? Is your internal also and SSD?
     
  4. b butcher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On the finder I have it exactly as your screen shot formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and read and write and its a lacie hard disk.
     
  5. onetimeking macrumors newbie

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    Please please please, stay in touch about this issue.

    I have not been able to solve mine and I have found a few other people having similar issues - with no solutions. :(
     

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