Mac Copy / Paste folders on NAS, SMB (NTFS) the operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50)

Named streams are used to store Mac OS X extended attributes and can be leveraged to avoid using AppleDoublefiles to store the data fork and the resource fork of legacy Mac files.

Mac OS X Server v10.5 and v10.6, as well as many Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, support named streams when you connect to them via SMB.

Microsoft Windows servers with NTFS-formatted hard drives also support named streams when you connect to them via SMB; named streams are called “Alternate Data Streams” in Windows.

Mac OS X v10.5 and v10.6 clients automatically enable named streams support when they have a SMB connection to a Mac OS X Server v10.5 or v10.6-based server.

Mac OS X v10.6 clients automatically enable named streams over SMB when the NAS or Windows server claims to support it.  See below for details about how to activate Mac OS X v10.5 client support of named streams over SMB connections to a NAS or Windows server.
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Mac-The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred.

Sometimes mac has a problem while deleting or copying a file .If we trash finder preferences (~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist) it fixes the things. Unfortunately Apple hides your library folder now so you need to:

  1. switch to Finder
  2. hold the “option” key on the keyboard
  3. Click on the “Go” menu
  4. Select “Library” (hidden if the option key is not down)
  5. locate the folder “Preferences”
  6. locate the file “com.apple.finder.plist”
  7. move said file to trash
  8. log out
  9. log in
  10. test to see if fixed

Google Chrome Freezing and Hanging Problems

Sometimes you must have noticed Chrome doesn’t behave you want it to and it completely shuts down on you. In the middle of your work it becomes totally unresponsive and the only solution is to end the Chrome process from your Task Manager.

This problem happens due to the built-in Flash Player which comes pre-installed with your Chrome. It took sometime for me to find the source of the problem but i solved it at last. The Built-in flash player adds a new process known as rundll32.exe. It automatically initiates it and the starting up of rundll32 is what causes the crashes in Chrome.
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How To Restore Safari’s Default Settings

The Safari web browser stores a large amount of information as a result of your browsing. This not only includes cache and cookies but also saved names and passwords, download history, search keywords, browsing history and more. There is a very quick and painless way to remove all of these things and return your Safari browser to its default state. Before doing this, please be sure that you definitely want all of this information to be erased.
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Microsoft Word for Mac crashing due to font conflicts

The biggest cause of crashes is font conflicts in Microsoft Word for Mac .

There’s an application in your Applications folder called Font Book.
Open Font Book
In the left side click All Fonts
In the Font column, select a font then use Edit > Select All
From the Edit menu choose Resolve Duplicates. This only takes a minute, but nothing happens on screen except for the little wait cursor for a moment or two.
From the File menu choose Validate Fonts.
This opens a new window.Let it run till it’s done.
Click the check box to select all
Then click the Remove fonts button
This moves all duplicate and corrupt fonts to the trash.
Empty the Trash.
Restart your computer and see if Word and other applications no longer crash.


Show hidden files Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion

To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows:

Open Finder
Open the Utilities folder
Open a terminal window
Copy and paste the following line in:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Press return
Now hold ‘alt’ on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon
Click on Relaunch
You should find you will now be able to see any hidden files or folders. One you are done, perform the steps above however, replace the terminal command in step 4 with:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO


To Do When Mac Crashes

Yes, it’s our dirty little secret: Macs crash. Not very often, but they do. Freezing, spinning beach balls, Kernel Panics. Yikes! Follow these steps to get past the most common Mac crashes and on with your day.

Two Different Kinds of Crashes. The first thing to learn about Mac crashes is that there are two types: application crashes and computer crashes. The first kind, application crashes, are known by either the endlessly “Spinning Beach Ball of Death” (SBBOD), or the nice little alert message that comes up saying, “the application ___ quit unexpectedly.” The other kind is when your whole computer crashes and is not responsive. This will be obvious because either no mouse or keyboard click will effect anything, or worse, in a Kernel Panic (nice name, huh?) a gray image with text in many languages descends from the top of your screen like a premature curtain dropping on a bad stage show.
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