New iMac: Finder Error-36 - file transfer error

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sashie, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. sashie macrumors member

    sashie

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    #1
    I just switched from a PC.
    All my backup (files, music, photos, etc) are stored onto a Windows-formatted HD
    Now i have error when i try to transfer them over
    It gives me the error-36
    did a bit of research but none of the remedy worked (i.e. terminal>dos_clean)

    I have previously transferred files from the same external HD onto my macbook in which i purchased last year and don't recall having any problems. (although not all the files were transferred onto my macbook, only a few files in which i needed)

    What can be the alternatives for me to transfer all my files over onto my imac without having the reformat my external HD?

    Advise?

    Thanks in advance :(
     
  2. sashie thread starter macrumors member

    sashie

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  3. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Are you trying to copy a file larger than 4GB to a FAT32 filesystem?

    edit: error 36 is an IO error

    have you tried repairing permissions in disk utility?
     

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