So far, I have to admit I’m really rather enjoying using Mac OS X ‘Lion’, and even the backwards scrolling has started to feel natural…. I did however stumble across what would appear to be a Finder bug today – when trying to copy files from an SDHC card, the copying appeared to take place (e.g. there was a progress bar and temporary new file icon), but once the process had completed, no file was actually copied. This phenomenon was repeatable using either drag and drop or copy and paste commands, and also when trying to copy from an external USB drive.
Presumably Apple are working to fix this, but in the mean time there are a couple of workarounds. If you only want to copy one file, simply launch the Terminal application and execute the ‘cp’ command indicating the location of the file you want to copy and the destination target, e.g.
cp /Volumes/sdhc_card/my_clips/video.mov /Users/myusername/Desktop
Since I was archiving the contents of an entire 32Gb card, the one-file-at-a-time method wasn’t exactly practical, so I resorted to plan B – create a disk image of the card using Disk Utility which worked flawlessly.
Hopefully some of you might find that useful 🙂
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