Can't write to external hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nStyle, May 10, 2010.

  1. nStyle macrumors 65816

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    I have a Late 09 15" MBP and a WD 1TB external HD.

    I've never had a problem until now. I start up the hard drive, then it loads up fine and the Mac recognizes it just fine.

    As soon as I try to copy something - doesn't matter how big it is - I get an error and at the end it says "(Error code - 36)". It just says the file cannot be read or written.

    Weird thing is I can access everything on the hard drive.

    Anyone have any tips before I try reformatting the HD?
     
  2. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Neither helped. I don't have the 10.6.2 problem.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't mention what version of OS you were running. Not all of the links related to SL. Did you check the others?
     
  4. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I looked through 5-6 results with no resolution.

    I'm on 10.6.3
     
  5. nStyle thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No one? I would REALLY like to keep from formatting.
     
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