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Finder Stuck at "Preparing to Copy"

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I have this small yet annoying problem.

Whenever I try to replace a file, Finder gets stuck at the "Preparing to Copy" phase. It doesn't matter if the file is 1kb or 1gb.


So now, I have to first delete the file I'm replacing and then move the new file in. Simply copying over the old file doesn't work for me and the only way to get out of it is to force quit finder.

Has this happened to anyone else?

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Hi Snyder9,


I have some strange Problems with Finder too:


1. Finder seems to be very slow (compared to Leopard Finder showing Network Volumes in Finder lasts longer... Circling Symbol in the lower right Corner of Finder)!


2. Deleting and Overwriting Files on my Network Volumes are a kind of strange. When I try to replace a file by copying over (Network Volume internal) Finder quits the process after Login/Password prompt. Copying to Desktop and than to Network Folder works...


I do not have your probs on my Hacky Volumes. I think if you do a:

su root

password: ********

chmod -R 777 /Volumes/Your_Volumename_here


You shound be able to overwrite Files or Folders...


Maybe the rights from your old setup are simply wrong and has to be corrected...

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