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gtee 04-10-2005 12:22 AM

I\O Error
 
Could someone please help me with this error message?

I started an Appleworks file at school, saved it and brought it home on my flash-disk. When I double-click it to work on it - I get an I\O Error.

What is this and is there a work around? [I have repaired permissions]

technologist 04-10-2005 12:33 AM

Have you tried copying it from the flash drive to your hard disk?

gtee 04-10-2005 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by technologist
Have you tried copying it from the flash drive to your hard disk?

Hi Technologist,

Yes - I tried that but it didn't do anything - didn't open or tell me there was an error.

Macman 04-10-2005 12:36 AM

yes, you should NEVER work off of removable media, unless its a self powered external hd, then its ok, but if youre working off that flash drive, its uses it as memory for the app, which as you know, won't work correctly.

technologist 04-10-2005 12:47 AM

I'm afraid your document is probably hosed. Maybe the flash drive is flaky, or maybe you pulled it out too fast, who knows. You might try bringing it back to the original machine, but I'm not optimistic.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Macman
yes, you should NEVER work off of removable media, unless its a self powered external hd, then its ok, but if youre working off that flash drive, its uses it as memory for the app, which as you know, won't work correctly.

Huh? Flash drives mount just like any other logical volume, and are treated just like external HDs or iPods or zip disks. Sure, all media can flake out, but the only special risk for removables is that they could be ejected at the wrong time, or accidentally thrown into the washing machine.

The only volume that is "used as memory for an app" is the drive used for virtual memory, which is almost always the boot drive.

Macman 04-10-2005 12:59 AM

yes, but flash drives are powered by usb, which is where those I/O errors of trying to read and write at the same time and a device drawing too much power come in. plus working off of a lash drive will usually corrupt your files.


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