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I am backing stuff up to an external drive (G-Raid 1TB, if that matters), and the process will randomly stop and not allow me to cancel out the copy process once it does so. I have had multiple problems with many drives (lacie and g-raid) in the past before, on different machines (G5 tower, mac pros, intel imacs, etc) so for some reason in my head I figure it as random. I'm guessing there's a hiccup somewhere.

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I think I have found a bug in Finder where I cannot copy large files from a bus powered USB external. I get this error:

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I think I have eliminated hardware as an issue:

1. The problem is repeatable (and always happens) on my Intel Macbook Pro, Intel Mac Mini and G4 Mac Mini

2. The problem happens whether I have formatted the external as HFS+ or NTFS (I can't use FAT32 for files over 4GB, e.g. VMWare disk images)

3. I can copy the files off the external with my Windows Vista machine (mostly dormant these days) and an XP laptop (I use for work), using Explorer.

4. The same problem happens with two different external enclosures (An Xtatix Portadrive and a Beyond Micro mobile Disk). I have also tried 3 different 2.5" drives in these enclosures.

5. If I boot my Macbook Pro into Vista using Bootcamp, I CAN successfully copy the files using Explorer.

6. I CAN also copy the files OK if I use Terminal and the 'cp' command (it works for all 3 machines)

7. I have NO problems with large files and Finder if I use a powered external with 3.5" drives via USB or Firewire (HFS+ or NTFS) on any of the Macs.

As you see, I think I've been pretty thorough. It seems as though Finder must be at fault when used with a bus powered USB external.

I should also mention that all 3 of my Macs are on Leopard 10.5.3, though I did also boot a my Intel Mac Mini into Tiger with the same result (Finder failed, 'cp' worked).

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I found this annoying but bearable until it started happening more frequently. What's more, when a folder failed to copy completely, that would leave me with an identically named but incomplete folder in the second location. An attempt to delete it would be met by another error message, "[folder name] could not be deleted because [folder or file name] is in use. 

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If I try to unplug and plug the disk in again, Finder won't recognise it until I've rebooted my computer.

I can't be bothered rebooting all the time, so is there a process I could kill instead that would relaunch itself and start off "fresh"?

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