Error Code -36 (probably corrupted file)

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  1. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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    Tried to transfer a .mts video file from a exFAT formatted external drive to my Mac Pro running El Capitan, had the below error.

    The Finder cant complete the operation because some data in "FileName.mts.MTS" cant be read or written.
    (Error code -36).

    - Yes the file name has two .mts in it.

    Is there anyway to salvage this file - Clipwrap opened it and converted the first 1 minute (its a 5min video file) so looks like its screwed from minute 2.

    Also tried a windows laptop and a similar error message.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This is not a guaranteed fix, but follow the steps here, and try "dot_clean".
    http://osxdaily.com/2015/02/21/fix-error-code-36-finder-mac-os-x/
    It may also be that your disk is corrupt, and that your file really is damaged.
     
  3. steveOooo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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