Can I push through error -36 somehow??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zlloyd1, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. zlloyd1 macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2016
    Hello all, I am hoping for some instructions here….
    I am trying to transfer files between my Mac laptop (High Sierra 10.13.6), and an external drive, and I keep getting this error at some point,
    The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data can’t be read or written. (Error code -36)’.
    I am trying to transfer large groups of video files to my external drive, and I mean large, like 4100 files transferring, and it takes hours to complete the transfer. That error will pop up at some point within the transfer process, usually a couple hours into it, and stop the entire batch from transferring. When you get that error, the transfer stops, and waits for you, providing only a single option to click that says ‘Ok’, but when you click Ok, it completely cancels the entire transfer. So it basically made you wait for hours before coming back with some finicky, confusing error, and then all the time you waited was for nothing. :mad:
    My question is whether there is any way to push through that error, and not stop the entire transfer?? If it is only having a problem with a single video, out of four thousand videos, then why can’t the remainders just go ahead and finish transferring, and just skip the one causing a problem??
    If anyone can give me a means to just say, fine that video you can skip, but finish the rest, I would be wholly grateful, and thanks in advance!!
  2. zlloyd1 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 23, 2016
    Thank you, I read that article, and as I had assumed , this is a Macintrash issue, which is one of the reasons that I want to move my critical files away from this piece of Apple garbage, masquerading as a computer....
    I thought Microsoft came up with too many unnecessary errors to complicate things, but with Macintrash, you cannot even transfer files without the stupid excuse for an operating system coming up with ignorant ways to destroy the process.
    In any case, I was not truly looking for a way to stop the error BEFORE it happened, but a way to ignore the error WHEN it happens, so that it does not completely destroy all of the waiting you have been doing for the transfer. I mean I get it somewhat that unless you are Steve Jobs himself, it will be needlessly impossible to handle even simple operations like transferring files, without having to hack into the system, and reprogram it to work right.
    I do not feel that I should be forced to be a software engineer to use an operating system, but apparently I do need to be one with Macintrash, and it is frustrating. HOW ARE THEY STILL MAKING COMPUTERS??
    Still, thanks for taking the time to post a link, even if it was not what I was asking for!!
  3. s15119 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2010

    Have a nice life. I wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavors.

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