File Error -36 at 100% complete

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vuMac, May 31, 2008.

  1. vuMac macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    i have burned a 1.72 gb file to a dvd from a windows machine

    then i put it in the new imac 24" 3.06 ( week 20 got lucky :D ) and copied it to the hd. everything is fine until it reaches 100%. it hangs there and gives me error -36 file cannot be read/blah blah blah. but i notice the hd size decrease, with no file in sight on the hd. is there a way to get back that space or will it be gone forevER? thanks
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Do you still have the original?
    If so copy it again and when it stops look for that file after you swithed on invisible files.
    If you see it move it to a different place and try if its working,maybe you are lucky.
    The file is invisible!

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