What is error 36?
This problem usually starts from the 'dot-underscore- files that OSX creates at the time of transfer. The copying process usually gets interrupted by a message: 'The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in <> could not be read or written (Error code -36)' Error 36 is an input/output error but can also be caused by file corruption.
How to fix error 36:
Because you usually don't know the exact reason for this error initially, a few steps can be followed to get to the bottom of this error:
- Check permissions and sharing options by clicking on the file, selecting 'Get info', and check the permissions tab at the bottom; it should be readable and writable.
- Check hard drive permissions: Head over to Finder -> Applications -> Utilities ->Disc utility. Here you can Verify and Fix permissions of your hard drive.
- Repair the dot-underscore by going to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal. In terminal type the following, followed by a SPACE: dot_clean. Now simply drag the source folder into the terminal window, the path will be visible automatically afterwards. Now simply press Enter. Even though it may seem nothing happened, you can now try to copy the files again and it should work perfectly. Repeat the process for any folders that won't copy. I also received this link from the guys at Sandisc.
I hope this helped guys. Please feel free to add your thoughts/tips in fixing this error.
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