File Copying Problem iMac27

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

  1. doctorxring macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2006

    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

  2. Sanatogen macrumors member


    Sep 5, 2013
    Do you use the drive with Windows as well? That might cause some kind of problem with the OSX.

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