Error code -36 when copying from DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davelincoln, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. davelincoln macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I backed up all my data onto a couple of DVDs before formatting and upgrading my ststem but now, when trying to copy this data back I am getting the error message.....

    The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “filenamehere” can’t be read or written.
    (Error code -36)

    I have looked for ages to try and find a solution for this, but there does not seem to be one when copying from a DVD.

    If anyone has any advice or a solution to this problem I would be most greatful as some of the data is not located anywhere else.

    Thanks in advance
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009
    When this started happening to me this past summer, it turned out to be failing optical drive.
  3. davelincoln thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2010
    Thanks for the reply, I have seen others having the same problem with USB drives though? Do you know of any software type things that can be tried to solve this?
  4. mistermisery macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    Error code -36 when copying from DVD

    hi davelincoln,

    have you managed to resolve that problem by now?
    i am facing the same issue but scouring through various forums has not proven fruitful so far.. :confused:
  5. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.

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