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Mac OS error -51 (4 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by tclynch
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • tclynch Member

    I am using fetch 5 with MAC OS 10.4.2 - and everything works great except when I am transferring files a window keeps popping up saying: Recent connections could not be saved in Fetch Prefs because an error has occured MAC OS error -51
    I checked preferences and could find nothing. It is a real annoyance but does not affect performance.

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Try doing the following:

    1) Quit Fetch.
    2) Go to your home folder, open the Library folder, open the Preferences folder, and move the file named "Fetch Prefs" to the Desktop.
    3) Try connecting and transferring files again.

    The "Fetch Prefs" file contains the list of Recent Connections, so that list will be empty after you do this; but all your Shortcuts and other preferences will remain.

    Please let us know if this fixes the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • tclynch Member

    Scott:
    Thank you for getting back to me - I know this sounds stupid, but I can't find any fetch preferences. I even did a search for it. I have many Library folders, but no fetch prefs or preferences. I am new to using MAC OS 10.4.2, so I don't know if there is any hope for me.
    Tracy

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi,

    Try doing the following:

    1) Quit Fetch.
    2) Go to your home folder, open the Library folder, open the Preferences folder, and move the file named "Fetch Prefs" to the Desktop.
    3) Try connecting and transferring files again.

    The "Fetch Prefs" file contains the list of Recent Connections, so that list will be empty after you do this; but all your Shortcuts and other preferences will remain.

    Please let us know if this fixes the problem.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Tracy,

    Okay, let's try this instead:

    1) Quit Fetch.
    2) Choose "Home" from the Go menu in the Finder.
    2) Open the Library folder.
    3) Open the Preferences folder.
    4) Double-check (one more time) that there isn't a file named "Fetch Prefs" in that folder.
    4a) If there is, move it to the Desktop.
    5) If there isn't, look for a file named com.fetch.FetchSoftworks.plist instead.
    6) Move the com.fetch.FetchSoftworks.plist to the Desktop.
    7) Try connecting and transferring files again.

    Let us know if this helps. Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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