Cannot copy Documents to FAT memory stick

Discussion in 'macOS' started by roadbloc, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    I get this error (-36) whenever I try to copy my documents folder to my memory stick. I know there is plenty of room for my folder, and it copies fine when I format my memory stick to Mac format.

    Unfortunately, I do have a PC I want to transfer some data to, and having two partitions (mac and pc) is annoying. Any ideas on how to cure this error -36?
     

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    FAT32 has a 4GB size limitation for files
    Do you have any files over this limit?
     
  3. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    No. As my memory stick is only 2GB, this is not possible.
     
  4. FRiC macrumors member

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    Maybe you should upgrade to 10.6.3? One of the fixes is...
    • an issue in which the Finder reports a -36 error when copying directories to a drive formatted as FAT32.
     
  5. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    Excellent. I'm upgrading now.
     
  6. thankins macrumors 6502

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    This error also happens if you corrupt the drive by removing it without disconnecting it....had the same thing happen to my memory stick on my DROID.

    Worked with Motorola for 3 hours one day to finally arrive at this position.
     

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