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chad_c
June 19th, 2003, 11:21 PM
I am trying to copy a 16GB file from an external firewire hard drive to an internal drive. It always gets to 8.0 GB and then gives me an error code -50. I have tried everything I know to get this to work. Help! I am running OS 10.2.6.

Bill
June 21st, 2003, 12:19 AM
-50 is a parameter error meaning that some data isn't correct.
If you have a disk repair program,I'd run it and see what it comes up with.

Buzz
June 25th, 2003, 10:07 PM
16gb is a huge file. As Bill eluded to, you may not have a block of free space to fit that file. Or the file may have not been written to the external drive properly. I agree with Bill, run a repair utility.

dschultze
March 5th, 2004, 08:35 PM
16gb is a huge file. As Bill eluded to, you may not have a block of free space to fit that file. Or the file may have not been written to the external drive properly. I agree with Bill, run a repair utility.

Buzz,

I'm having problems moving even 3GB files.

Should I move other (smaller files) off the same Array to get a larger block of free space?

Does the free space have to be on the boot disk (where Virtual Memory is defined)?

Thanks

Buzz
March 6th, 2004, 11:42 PM
have you run any repair or disk optising applications? What OS? How big is your internal space? What Mac?