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    can't transfer large file
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    can't transfer large file
    I am trying to move a large (30 gig file) from an old hard drive to the new one. it is a .pvm file, and so when it gets about 1.5 gigs in it hangs and says it cannot be transferred because some data can not be read or written. HELP! I need this file onto the new mac hdd. is it just a problem with transferring large files? both the HDD's are formated as mac os journaled. one is tiger, the new one is snow leopard.

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    First, make sure the drive that you are transferring the file to is indeed formatted as HFS Extended Journaled. The error you're getting can be caused by several things:

    1. CRC errors

    2. Destination drive is formatted to FAT-32.

    Also, you stated that you're moving the file. I'm assuming you're attempting to copy it?

    Regards.

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    can't transfer large file
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    yes i am trying to copy. neither is formated in a fat32. what is a CRC error? I have ran both a verify and a repair on the old drive, the reason i am replacing the drive is because it is starting to fail, only three bad blocks though.

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    Does it make sense to burn it on a disc and then try to copy it from there??

    Might give the same error, I suppose.

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    can't transfer large file
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    its a 30 gig file... so i can't burn it to a disk.

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