Trying to copy a 37GB Quicktime .mov from an external disk using the Finder.
The copy should take a few minutes, and show a progress window. But the copy seems to be done immediately (no progress window and no error message), and the resulting file is 0 bytes.
The problem is only with the Finder. Copying the file in Terminal, or another file manager like muCommander works.
I'm using Mac OS x 10.8.5.
The source is a normal external Mac disk (HFS+), and the file doesn't have any attributes as shown by
ls -l@ or
xattr -l. File mode is 0600, and owner is me:staff.
The destination is irrelevant. Even trying to "Duplicate" the file using the Finder's right-click menu gives the same result: a zero byte duplicate.
I tried restarting, verifying the disk in Disk Utility, etc. The problem remains with this particular file, even though there doesn't seem to be anything special about it.
A copy of the file (using Treminal) to the same folder can be be copied without trouble. (The original and the copy are really identical, according to md5)
Renaming the file in Finder doesn't help.
Deleting the .DS_Store file in the folder and remounting the drive doesn't help.