MAC OSX - Error copying files to external hard disk [filename too long]
Posted on 2005-05-01
This one is causing me pain...
Me: MAC G4 Powerbook - OSX
Trying to do general house-keeping. I have circa 40,000 files, including .psd .xls .doc .tiff . - well you name it I have it. What I'm trying to do is copy all the crap [approx. 30GB contained in various folders] to an external disk. For some reason I cannot cut and paste but have to just "copy". Problem is, at various points, the copy fails due to a filename which is too long!
Archive fails as well, so I can't compress to one file and move.
Pulling my hair out on this one.....is there no easy way of solving this?
Any help much appreciated.