Error Code -43 Prevents Deleting

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  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    All of a sudden I've been getting a -43 error code on my MBP & iMac when attempting to delete/remove files.

    What might I have done to cause this and is there a fix?

  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    What I did (I think this is essentially what you suggested):

    I booted to a backup volume and ran DiskWarrior 5.0. My main volume’s Optimization Index was “10”, so I was not hopeful that continuing with the repair would be beneficial. But I did it anyway.

    The result was that “60 Files had a directory entry with an incorrect text encoding value that was repaired.” All 60 files looked like this (but with differences in the file numbers):

    File: "ヒラギノ明朝 ProN W3.ttc_ATS_692_266870060
Repaired Text Encoding
Location: "Zeus/private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/T/TemporaryItems/"

    After allowing the repair, the -43 error issue was resolved.

    FWIW: I have used DW for many years, but always it was as a preventative measure. AFAIK, this is the first time it resolved a problem after the fact.

    Thanks for the Recovery Mode tip; a very good thing to keep in mind and I hadn't even considered it.
  4. ElizabethRees macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2018
    Hey have you tried using RM command it actually works for me, im lazy to type in here.
    you can visit
    follow Solution 1 with RM command thnx me later. cheers

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