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cannot cancel command to copy

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:01 pm
by anne murray
I started to copy large photo files from a thumb drive to my hard drive. About one third the way through I decided that I did not want to do that. I clicked the "x" in the copy window but cannot cancel the original command. The copy window has been reading "stopping" for many minutes. I cannot restart the computer because a finder command is in process.

Is it safe to "force quit" the finder?

Thanks so much.

Re: cannot cancel command to copy

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:52 pm
by Richard Serkes
Yes, you can force quit the finder.

Re: cannot cancel command to copy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:06 pm
by anne murray
Thanks, Richard. I started force quit of the finder and got frightened when it said "continue installation." So, I aborted and restarted the computer and all seems to be fine.

Down in my cool basement - the only good place to be this afternoon - save on water.

Re: cannot cancel command to copy

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:27 pm
by Richard Serkes
You may find that some of the files that were being copied are now corrupted and won't open. Just delete them.