Whenever I try to copy a folder larger than 1.8 GB from one drive to another or even to another location on the same drive using the Mac OS 9 system on my G4, the finder crashes. I’ve talked to Apple’s “genius bar” people about the problem but they always skirt around the issue and basically give me a talk on how I should stop using OS 9. The problem persists on OS version 9 through 9.2.2. I like to use OS 9 to copy stuff because it’s the only way to keep the file info comments on both OS 9 and OS X when copying files and folders.
Do any of you script writers know why Mac OS 9 has this problem and/or a way around it using scripting?
Is Mac OS 9 just not capable of copying really large chunks of data at a time?
I can’t get any answers from Apple. I already tried upgrading to the latest version of OS 9 and then tried reinstalling OS 9 from the OS 9 disk, at Apple’s suggestion. None of those solutions solved the problem.
I’ve gotten answers before on this board when I hit a “dead end” at Apple. If anyone is familiar with this problem and has found answers through scripting (or otherwise) please let me know.