Error Code -43 Prevents Deleting

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  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    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?

    TIA
     
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  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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