Got an error while copying a video file onto external disk

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I was trying to copy a video file that I edited in my Mac onto an external hard disk when I got this error message (see below).


The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0)


The error message didn’t give any helpful hints on how to resolve the error. 

Can you please help me? I didn’t know what to do next.  I tried copying it several times but still got the same error. 

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Got an error while copying a video file onto external disk


Hello Maruta,

The error you are experiencing while attempting to copy your file from Mac to  the external hard drive could be due to the format of the hard drive that you are using. In case you are using a FAT 32 format for the hard drive, then you have to know that the file size that you can copy is limited to about 4 GB.

And therefore I will suggest that you do a reformatting to your hard drive to a Mac OS extended format which is also called HFS+ in case you want to use it with the MAC, for FAT 32 format works well with windows operating system. To change the format you will need to use the Disk Utility.

Hope this helps.


Mahesh Babu


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