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error 36 re syncing palm pilot

149 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2006 4:24 AM by dsvphd RSS
dsvphd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 5, 2006 6:32 PM
I sync palm pilot to 2 computers. Got error message 36 regarding a user file in palm, in Documents folder. What do i do?

I repaired permissions, all seem ok.
G5 17" iMac 512MB 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Dr. Smoke Level 9 Level 9 (56,585 points)
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    Sep 6, 2006 3:31 AM (in response to dsvphd)
    Hi, dsvphd.

    The particular file in question may be corrupted. It's unclear from your post if the error code 36 (I presume -36) was on the Mac side or the Palm side.

    Given what you described, this is sort of a "legacy" error message. See "Mac OS System Error Codes: 0 to -261." As you'll note therein, an error code -36 is "I/O error (bummers)."

    1. Does the file in question open correctly on your Mac?

    2. If applicable, does the file in question open correctly on your Palm?

    3. As a general checkup, I suggest you run the Procedure outlined in my "Resolving Disk, Permission, and Cache Corruption" FAQ. Perform the steps therein in the order specified.

    4. It's unclear from your post if you're using iSync, Palm Desktop for Mac, or both. You may want to consult the Palm Support site for additional assistance if the information above does not help.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Smoke
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