I'm trying to transfer about 168 GB of files from an old Windows XP machine to a newer MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8.
I successfully copied the files from the XP machine onto a 2TB Seagate drive, formatted as NTFS.
I opened the Seagate drive on the Mac and started copying the files. Though the drive is read-only because it is NTFS, all I need to do is copy files off of it.
About 15% into the transfer, a message pops up saying "The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred. (Error -8084)" and the transfer stops. This has happened multiple times.
What I've tried to fix the problem:
I tried transferring one of the sub-folders of the backup, also resulting in an error, though this one was different. It was something like: "The process has been stopped because a file is in use." It then said the name of the file. I tried this second process twice; each time it gave a different file name.
In both cases, some of the files transfer properly, but most don't.
I have tried disabling Spotlight for the drive, but that didn't help.