File Copying Problem iMac27

Discussion in 'iMac' started by doctorxring, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. doctorxring macrumors member

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    I recently bought a new iMac27. I have an ioSafeG3 2TB external
    hard drive that I back up my files to.

    Where I am having a problem is backing up my images folder
    to my hard drive. After adding images to my folder I will drag
    the image folder over to the external hard drive icon and copy
    over the old folder. I have done this for over a year with my
    old iMac20, no problem.

    Now when I do this I get this error message --

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

    If I change the name of the image folder by adding a character or number
    to the name of the folder, then I can copy the folder to the external
    drive. It is when I try to copy over the folder with the same name
    that I get the message.

    I read some some stuff on forums about erasing and reformatting
    the external drive to Mac OS Extended (Journal) format and I did
    that. It still gives the error message.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    thanks kindly, Chris

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  2. Sanatogen macrumors member

    Sanatogen

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    London
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    Do you use the drive with Windows as well? That might cause some kind of problem with the OSX.
     

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