"The Operation cannot be completed..." Error!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dL., Aug 27, 2009.

  1. dL. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007

    I am trying to backup my Aperture Library file to my external hard drive which is formatted to HFS. However, during the middle of the transfer it would display a message saying:

    "The Operation cannot be completed because the item "Aperture Library" is in use."

    The thing is, it's not in use. I tried a fresh restart then transfer this without any programs running.

    I am currently running the latest Leopard update.

    What is wrong? Please help!

  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Try disk utility to verify/repair permissions etc, on both your local and external drives.

    In Aperture, perform a library check (not sure how exactly, perhaps hold down cmd/alt/both at startup like iPhoto?)

    Perhaps TimeMachine was backing up the file at the time?


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