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Nov 15, 2008

I have been tying to connect an old windows to use as a home file server. It worked when it was wired to my router but swapping to wireless has resulted in some prblems. My computers are connected like this: Belkin N1 Wireless Router pld Windows Xp Pro w/usb wireless (file server) Powerbook G4 10.4 (computer trying to connect to file server through router) Windows Xp Home wired to router (other computer) I go to connect to server and type in After about 3 minutes it says " The finder cannot complete the operation because some data in could not be read or written".

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OS X :: Finder Cannot Complete Operation Error Code -36

Mar 16, 2009

I have a problem when I'm transferring files from my powerbook g4 to external hard disks such as lacie or ipod. It keeps popping up "The finder cannot Complete operation because some data in File AVI could Not be Read or Written. (Error Code -36).

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OS X :: Finder Cannot Complete Operation (Error Code -36)

May 2, 2010

So a few weeks ago, I copied my entire music library (97.5gb) onto my external hard drive (Mac OS X Extended, Journaled) to save space on my boot drive. Since then, I've been able to update my iPod, receiving the message "Attempting to copy to the disk <iPod name> failed. The disk could not be read from or written to".

I formatted my iPod to see if that was the problem, but it still won't copy. So, in order to right that situation, I tried to copy all my music back to my regular HD, but now am receiving the Finder Error code -36 "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some of the data in (name of file) could not be read or written." I can't format the external drive either because then I would lose all of my music.

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Aug 31, 2010

Whenever I try to move ANY file at all to the trash, I get a message that says "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in could not be read or written. (Error code -36)." It isn't any specific file or anything, its anything I try to move to the trash. I don't know what to do!

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Jan 22, 2010

I've done a search for this and cannot seem to find a definitive solution. I've just upgraded to a larger Verbatim external drive and when I go to take files off my existing external drive across to it, it keeps coming up with the error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some data in *** can't be read or written. This only happens in certain folders. I am able to copy some folders across, but some I get this error. I've tried verifying both drives, formatting the Verbatim one for FAT32, repairing, but nothing seems to work. Some points that may be worth mentioning:

- The original external drive is formatted as MAC OS X Extended Journaled.
- Some of the folders I am having trouble with may have been originally created on a PC.

I would like to keep the new drive as FAT32, so I can use it on a PC if I need to down the road. I read something about using dot_clean via terminal, but I can never seem to get the path correct to my external drive. (The name of the external drive is MASTER HD) Would appreciate if anyone else has had the same problem could tell me what they did to solve it? Not sure why some files will copy over and some wont?

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Jun 26, 2014

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I replaced his old hard drive with a new SSD and did a restore from TM, and the problem came back after a few days.  Otherwise the machine works fine.  Disk Utility reads fine. 

I created a new account as a test, and did not have the same problem.  So, I'm convinced it is something to do with his account, or with some app that affects his account.  It doesnt' seem to be a system problem because no one else in his SOHO is experiencing it.  And, because the second account works, I don't think it is a hardware problem like a bad cable (I've read lots about this).

I'm going to try to strip down the machine and delete a bunch of stuff like Dropbox, and I'll recreate his NAS access to see if that works.

His keychain won't remember one of two NAS passwords (I mount a TM volume and a production share on boot).  TM mounts automatically but the production mount asks for his password every time.  I've tried Keychain first aid. 

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Apr 20, 2012

I get the following message frequently: "The operation couldn't be completed.Operation not permitted.(NSPOSIXErrorDomain:1)".I need to restart the computer inorder to access the internet.I connect via wireless and other wireless items on the network don't have this issue.

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Sep 28, 2010

I have a 15 i7 with 4gb of ram. I can't seem to make it through my normal day which is nothing intensive except maybe 1 or 2 compressions in handbrake without running out of RAM and swapping off my SSD.

I switched off safari and went to chrome which has helped a bit. Currently i have 713mb free but for some reason my computer is still swapping 9mb off the sdd, why does it insist on using my SSD. I don't see any speed difference when it starts to swap which is great but its going to kill the SSD overtime with all these writes.

Programs running for a day:
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Safari - sometimes but only 1 or 2 tabs
Itunes - open but not always playing
Pandora - through chrome
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I'm I being unreasonable to think that 4gb of ram would be alright for this many programs. I used to have a g4 with 2gb running leopard and never had an issue like this.

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Jun 6, 2010

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Jan 5, 2011

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OS X :: Swapping Hard Drives Between Two Mac's

Aug 23, 2009

I have a 15" MBP with 256ssd installed and a 13" MBP with a 250gb 5400 drive. I prefer to use the 13" as my main computer and want to take the 256ssd drive from the 15" and put it in the 13". Then take the 250gb drive from the 13" and put it in the 15" How hard is this to do? I've not done something like this before. Since I'm swapping an ssd with a regular hd is it as easy as following the instructions on this forum, remove the screws and swap the drives? After that's done I'll need to overwrite the 15" software and load the OS and drivers for the 13" on to the ssd drive. Is that as simple as taking the restore disk for the 13" put it in the drive and reinstall the OS? Or, should I just take it to the local authorized Apple Dealer and have them do it? (We don't have an Apple store nearby.

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Oct 12, 2009

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Feb 10, 2008

My wife and I have been using one for several years now, but seeing that we are the only ones in our circle of friends and family, we are hardly experts.We decided to upgrade, and this led me to a question.

Basically we are upgrading from a 600MHZ G3 iMac DV (or SE. I forget which) running OS 10.3.9 and OS 9.2.?, to a powermac G4 MDD 867 mhz dual processor supposedly running OS 10.3.8 (I don't have the machine yet.)So, I was wondering if it is possible to pull the hard drive out of the G3 iMac, and install it in the G4 powermac as a secondary drive slaved to the primary? This would be the easiest way I can think of to keep all of our files, music, etc.

I have done this many times with PC's and usually you just need to set the jumper on the older drive to "slave" and all is well. is it the same with Macs?

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May 4, 2010

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The reason I'm asking is because I like the way I have everything setup on my MacPro1,1, but want to get the speed boost from the MacPro3,1. Will this work or will I require a clean format of both drives when I swap them.

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Oct 16, 2010

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Jun 29, 2012

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Mar 22, 2009

I'm need to upgrade my existing Mac, and although if I was wealthy I'd go for a used Mac Pro, or if I was extremely wealthy, a new one, it occurred to me that the new Mac Mini might be an option.

Presumably its 2GHz Core 2 Duo would be significantly faster than my existing Dual 1.25GHz G4 processors, I could spec it either to come with 2 or 4 GB of RAM, and according to this page it can support my existing 23" Cinema Display (1920x1200) with an adaptor, and even a 30" Cinema Display at some point in the future (2560x1600).

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May 28, 2009

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Jul 29, 2009

I have a new 2.53 Macbook Pro coming in the mail this week and I want to swap my current 7200rpm drive from a Second Generation 2.16 Core Duo Macbook Pro into my new computer. My question is this:

Would it be a better idea to erase the drive before swapping it to the new Unibody MBP, or can I just throw it in and run off the current OS installed on it (10.5.7). The OS should be the same on the new computer since its the same most current version of Leopard. I dont really know if this is possible since its an entirely different computer.

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Sep 18, 2009

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Now I know that the OS doesn't care in which bay what drive is but does Time Machine? If I swap around the bays to put my boot drive into bay 1 from bay 2 will that confuse Time Machine and make it backup everything again, i.e. wasting backup space??? I.e., does TM go off of physical name and location or does it go off of logical name?? I know it doesn't matter which drive is where, but I just like having things in a certain order to troubleshooting purposes just in case.

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Jan 20, 2010

I have a Mid-2007 MBP... I upgraded it to a 500gb HDD some time ago and I'm currently running 10.6.2.

If I were to buy a new MBP (hopefully a Core i5 one if/when they come out), would it be possible to simply swap the HDD from the old MBP into the new one?

I'm aware that Time Machine and/or imaging products like Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper are ways of achieving the same thing, but I'm interested whether the physical hard drive swap would work in theory.

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May 28, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012

I'm going to purchase a Crucial M4 128GB SSD for my Late 2011 13" i7 Macbook Pro. I don't use my optical drive at all, so I figure I may as well swap that out for my current 750GB HDD, and put the SSD in the main harddrive bay. I know full well how to physically install the respective drives, but my confusion comes when cloning the current HD onto the SSD, then moving all your media files (music, movies, documents etc) over to the HD, while keeping your system files and applications on the SSD. 

So what I really need, is a PROPER in depth guide from the start of the setup process (First boot after installation of physical drives) detailing how to copy my system files and applications over to the SSD so I can boot from it, while keeping my data & media files on the HD and being able to access them all as I normally would through finder. 

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Sep 2, 2010

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The reason I ask is because I am upgrading to a 3.33GHz 6-core, it's ordered and on the way. When it comes, I would just like to swap my SSD from my 2009 to the 2010 (running 10.6.5) and hope that everything runs OK. I don't want to have to re-install the new OS X build from the system disks and then update it, I would like it just to work correctly on the new Mac Pro.

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