File move bug

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Claudio2010, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Claudio2010 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    This is an extract from the FAQ of a file manager I've been using for a while. Is anyone here aware of such a bug?

    Q: I can't move items between volumes. Is this a bug?

    A: We disabled the move functionality between different volumes by purpose due to a known bug in an OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard core API that can lead to loss of data. Once Apple fixes this issue we will enable it again.

  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005

    So when was this FAQ last updated?

    Moving files between volumes is a very, very unusal thing to do.
  3. Claudio2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    FAQ was updated maybe a month ago? That paragraph was added shortly after the release of the new version of the file manager in which they disabled the cross-volume file moves.

    Why would you say it is something unusual? As an example, I move files to and from a NAS all the time. Now I have to revert to using finder, which I don't like much, to do so.
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010
    The bug they are referring to was fixed as of 10.6.3.

    Looks like the program needs to be updated. If memory serves, there was a nasty bug when trying to move a file to a FAT32 formatted drive. The developers of the program probably just turned off all file moving between volumes to be safe.

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