Weird file copy bug I experienced

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I was copying files from an external drive to the internal in preparation for a new hd for the enclosure.

It stopped copying with a 'could not copy file' error. But OS X was nice and wouldn't tell me the name of the file, so through trial and error I had to determine which file it was.

The file was able to be opened and read fine by a osx app. Just couldn't copy it from the fat32 partition it was on.

So I booted into Windows, copied the file to another partition, went back to OSX and then it was able to copy the file from the new location.

What was that all about?

It was also throwing me off how the get-info command was reporting slightly different sizes for the overall volume. I guess the cluster size is the reason.
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