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19th July 2009, 11:37 AM
Hi Guys,

I'm copying files from a usb thumb drive to my mac and im getting this error 3qtrs of the way through "(error code -50) Sorry, the operation could not be completed "

Any suggestions guys?


19th July 2009, 11:45 AM
How big is the file?
What is the drive formatted as?

Permission repair the drive/s.
Use cp from terminal.

From Apple:
Mac OS X 10.1: "Error Code -50" Alert Appears When Copying Files From a Remote Disk (http://support.apple.com/kb/TA20831?viewlocale=en_US)

19th July 2009, 11:46 AM
Its an error in the user parameter list.
Mac OS System Error Codes: 0 to -261 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1618)

Try putting the thumb drive on the original machine the files were copied from, delete them and empty the trash on that machine, eject drive, then insert and re-copy the data and try again.

You could also try a permissions repair on your mac, it rarely fixes anything but at least you feel like you have done something to resolve the issue!

19th July 2009, 11:48 AM

Fomat MS-DOS 32 file bout 1.9gb