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    May 21, 2014
    Angry Errors when attempting to copy Lg files on USB drive
    I purchased a large volume USB flash drive. Every time a try to copy files tis drive, I get an error message and then the Mac ejects the drive. I'm sorry, but i didn't save the error code/ So I have 2 issues: Can I somehow find a log of the errors received, and how can I correct this problem. I have tried copying large rules, such as Aperture, and get the error EVERY time. I need help from those more able to determine the problem than I am.

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    McBie's Avatar
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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    Welcome to the forums.
    What brand / model / size is this USB flash drive ?
    How is it formatted ? ( FAT32 / NTFS / other ) ?
    Are the files you are copying larger than 4 GB in size ?
    What is the exact error code/message that shows on the screen ?

    Cheers ... McBie
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    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    MBP17•David's Avatar
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    Feb 04, 2014
    MBP17 8GB 2x960GB SSDs 10.9 • MBA11 4/128GB 10.9 • TC 2TB • TV3 • iPh6 128GB • iPh6+ 128GB
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevocarp View Post
    ... I get an error message and then the Mac ejects the drive.
    That makes me think: "incorrectly reported capacity" - which is really just a polite way of saying "fake USB drive"

    In addition to McBie's excellent questions, may I ask, where did you buy it from? There are so many USB/SD fakes on [something]bay and [someone]list, it's just not worth the risk anymore.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Does the flash drive require formatting? If to be used exclusively on your Mac format Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Have a read of this but make sure you do not select MS DOS in step 3, but Mac OS Extended:-
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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