Mac Os Error-50

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eastern, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. eastern macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I guess I was bragging too much to my PC user friends about never having a problem with my iMac and jinxed myself.

    The other evening I get the usual 'update available' message for Safari and Quicktime so I went ahead and updated them as easily as it always was.

    The next day I noticed that I can not open QuickTime movie files with Quick Time ( the default ) or WMV if I switch to that , clips I had saved and viewed plenty of time but get a MAC OS ERROR -50

    I read that Perian was the 'fix-all' but that didn't do anything . I have been online with 'Get Answers' also for two days and they seem to think it's a codec problem that can be fixed easily ... though I haven't heard anything else on what to do from them yet. They also suggested Perian and seems that when that didn't work it threw a wrench in their gears ...

    I'm hoping this can be remedied with someone talking me through it as my MAC dealer I bought this from went out of business ... and there is no others close by.

    Am I looking to send this out for a repair or is this something simple I can fix here at home if I get the right help. ???
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005

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