Frustrated!!! ["The operation can t be completed because the item X is in use"]

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pmcdn, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. pmcdn macrumors regular

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    Nov 13, 2008
    #1
    I have been experiencing this problem for years on the last few OS's (Leopard to Mavericks), different laptops and a couple of iMac's.

    Randomly, when I'm trying to copy files from one folder to another folder (either on the same drive or network drive) I get the dreaded "The operation can t be completed because the item X is in use".

    I have tried renaming files, rebooting before I begging the copy, turned ideating on and off, I've used "What's keeping me", but it still gives me that error about half of the time.

    This is a huge inconvenience and I would really like to know if there is a true solution. You would think Apple would have solved this by now. I'm beyond fed up!

    Does anyone out here know of a way to solve this problem?

    Thanks!
     
  2. AwFrak macrumors newbie

    AwFrak

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    Oct 29, 2013
    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    Same here

    I have the same problem copying RAW files to my NAS drive. When I try to drag the files from a folder on my computer to the folder on the NAS I get this same silly message: "The operation can’t be completed because the item “DSC_0234.NEF” is in use.":

    Any idea as to how this keeps happening and a work around would be nice. This doesn't ALWAYS occur only sometimes.
     
  3. suzeme macrumors newbie

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    Nov 12, 2014
    #3
    Not a fix as such but this works for me

    I was having the same problem in both Mavericks and Yosemite, I was ready to to go back to Mountain Lion such was my level of frustration. I've found putting the files in a folder and copying or dragging that has resolved the issue.
     
  4. EsoxLucius macrumors newbie

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    Sep 20, 2011
    #4
    I've had this issue for ages, with both Mavericks and Yosemite. The only way I've found to resolve this is to copy the video files onto a USB memory stick and eject it and plug it into my WD TV LiveHub box. It's not a proper solution, I know, but for what I want it for, it works.
     

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