"Error code -36" Lost & Confused

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  1. LightYagami macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,
    I was copying files from a USB drive to a Partition on my hard drive and a quarter of the way through it stopped with the following error message:

    "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "FILENAME" could not be read or written.
    (Error code -36)

    So a quarter of the files were there, and the rest did not copy. When I tried to copy the rest I got the same message. So I tried to copy a file that had already been successfully copied, but now I received the same error message for those files as well. But when I tried copying them to my other partition on the same drive it worked fine. I am not super savvy with macs and am completely lost with this problem, googled it and came up with zip... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Byron
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You might want to run Disk Utility to verify the partition

    Go to Utilities -> Disk Utility
    Select the partition from the column on the left
    Run "verify" or "repair"

    See if that helps!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. NP3 macrumors regular

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    As macdawg suggested run disk utility and repair both volumes. If one is your startup partion boot off your installion disk and run it from there. One of the files is probably corrupted.
     
  4. LightYagami thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got back from the bar, will try out that advice now, thanks guys...
     
  5. LightYagami thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HEy, so I tried that, and it came back
    "Invalid number of allocation blocks
    Volume check failed.

    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed."

    and when I tried to repair it, the same message came up.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  7. LightYagami thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, trying disk warrior right now, will let you know how it goes, hopefully I don't lose everything... thanks for help all.
     
  8. NP3 macrumors regular

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    I've had that error come up and diskwarrior was able to fix it. I doubt you'll have to reformat.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Hope you will let us know how it turns out for you
    Others will be interested to know the resolution for themselves later

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. LightYagami thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, well I booted into diskwarrior and rebuilt the partition. It was very simple and straightforward. Booted back into OS X and it works fine now. Thanks MacDawg and NP3, your help is greatly appreciated.
     

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