[B]Mac OS error -36[/B]

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doug.hall, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. doug.hall macrumors regular

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    #1
    Does anyone know what this error means? My back up keeps failing when I try to back up to my external hard disk which is connected to my airport extreme. I also got an error -36 when I tried to copy some files from my laptop to the external drive also.:confused:

    Sorry about the title. I tried t make the text bold but failed. Doh!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    It's a very generic read and write error in OSX. Can you access the drive at all? You may need to reformat the external...
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    AirDisk has been known to fail on large data transfers.
     

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