Moving large files from CD/Combo Drive to Desktop error message

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macnvrbck, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. macnvrbck macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2005
    I'm trying to move large (30MB) files from a CD to the desktop using finder and I'm getting an error message reguardless of what file I try.:mad: (Getting the standard -36 error message.)

    Are there limitations with Finder or does it just suck when it comes to dragging and dropping large files from a CD to the hard drive.

    Other suggestions for moving large files like this? Another app or the UNIX kernel?

  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    30MB files are not that big. You either are having a problem with the CD itself or the optical drive reading the CD. Many times this happens when using inexpensive CD media. There may be bad sectors on it and the optical drive is having a problem reading these sectors which would cause the Finder to choke.

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