has anyone else seen this?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by shake, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. shake macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2002
    Toronto, CANADA
    when im copying files from one firewire drive to another on my powerbook 667 (panther 10.3.1), sometimes the copy window stalls, and get stuck on a file (different file everytiime). hitting stop doesnt do anything. the only way to get it to go away is to force restart.

    has anyone seen this?
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Never seen this before, but next time it gets stuck, try typing this into a terminal:

    osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to quit'

    That should cleanly close Finder, if it works then the Finder has not fully crashed solid, and there may be some hope left :)
  3. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    i had something like that happen on my PB under Panther. i'd move a file from one partition to another, then as soon as it would start to copy, it'd just quit Finder.

    my files would all move okay, and they weren't corrupted or anything.

    are you files corrupted after copying them? do they even copy sucessfully?
  4. RiseAgainst macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2003
    I've had that happen...

    I think that happens for some reason if your drive is FAT32.

    When that happened to my friend I backuped all his stuff them made the drive Mac OS Extended. All the files went fine after that.

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