copy error result too large

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29 Jan, 2019 02:26 PM

when copy some files sometimes between harddrives error occur : result too large
even for files as small as 50KB

then a file with same name but with 0KB size is created in the folder...

it's a mess when you transfer large amount of files...
couldn't find a work around... except when opening a Word document not copying and then save as in the new folder...

sometimes the files copied have only 0.3KB difference from the original file and still to copy the original on will make the error

To copy the files with Finder there is no problem

Please help... lost a lot of files already...


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 30 Jan, 2019 10:41 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Matsch, 

    Please follow the instruction and check if the issue still persists: 

    1. Make sure that Path Finder is located in the Applications folder
      (in case you are using macOS Mojave) Use System Preferences > Security & Privacy > grant Full Disk Access to Path Finder

    2. Open your terminal and paste the following command to check if Path Finder has been slapped with the quarantined extended attribute:
      xattr /Applications/"Path"

    3. If you see returned as output from that last command, then go ahead and run this next command:
      xattr -d /Applications/"Path"

    You won't get any feedback or output from that command, but that's okay because you can just run the first command again to see for yourself if the attribute shows up again. It shouldn't, and now Path Finder is freed from Apple quarantine jail. Restart your PathFinder now. 

    Don't hesitate to contact us should any questions arise. 

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 30 Jan, 2019 10:41 AM.

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