Help with ancient desktop Mac (error code 36)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Miguello, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Miguello macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2012
    I got an older desktop mac for free from a family member, as in CRT screen older. It's running 10.1.5 and is a PowerPC G3 with 256MB. It was running fine until recently, when I started getting a error code 36 when trying to put some files in the Trash to get rid of them. Says the files cannot be read or written.

    I also have NONE of the original software discs, so I cannot run the utility disc to "repair permissions" as I have seen in several google attempts at solving the issue.

    Am I just stuck with an ever increasing amount of unwanted files until the computer becomes useless?

    I am starting a new job in a few weeks, so I cannot "just buy a new computer". Believe me, that is the plan soon. I used to have a dual processor Imac with a 20 inch screen, so this is a HORRIBLE downgrade from what I was used to. Is there any help for this boat anchor?,,,,MG
  2. Miguello thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2012
    923 views without a single suggestion? Wow....:rolleyes:

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