Never Ending 'preparing to move' problem.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Parkerktm, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Parkerktm macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2013
    Hello everyone, I'm a new member here but I didn't know where else to go.

    I was transferring stuff last night to my new backup Hard drive I bought. I transferred something (Not even between drives) but between a folder and my desktop.

    The item I believe did successfully transfer but the copy bar (Picture posted below) is never ending. It's been like that for over TWELVE (12) hours not. I can't log out, restart, or shut down my computer. I also can't eject my Hard drive without it being a Force Eject which says there might be data lose.

    I also can't download things (it downloads but it disappears and never shows up in my download folder) and when I empty my trash and after it makes the emptying noise, it's still full.

    Please help me, I would really appreciate it. Much Thanks!

  2. Parkerktm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2013
    Also, if this is in the wrong place please feel free to move it.
  3. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    Press Option+Command+Escape. (Alt+cmd+esc).
    Force the exit of Finder. That might solve it!

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