# Ubuntu – “Error splicing file: Input/output error”

filesystem

I recently obtained a Seagate Expansion 3TB external harddrive. I'm trying to copy over all of my stuff to prepare for reformatting and installing a new OS. A handful of my mp3s did not transfer when I was doing my music folder. I checked them after the fact and the ORIGINAL files became corrupted somehow. I am certain of at least a few that were not corrupted in anyway before doing this. Every now and then during my transfer I got

There was an error copying the file into /media/***/Seagate Expansion Drive.
Error splicing file: Input/output error


Each of these files that I check after are corrupted at some point in the duration and will not play. Why did this happen and what can I do to fix it?