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Finder while copying file raise error code -36

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Codrutz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 2, 2009 11:40 AM
I am trying to copy some files, lots of data (about 45 GB) from my internal hard drive to an external USD hard disk and I receive an error:

the finder cannot complete the operation because some data in <file name> could nor be read or written (error code -36)

I have then tried to copy only that particular file and it failed. It reproduces at will for this particular file. I have run Disk Utility on my local hard disk, I have repaired the permissions but the error still persists. Anybody has any suggestions?
MacBook3,1 white 2 GHz, 4GB, 200 GB 7200 rpm, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 3G 16 GB, Airport Express, ACD 20''
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,190 points)
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    Apr 8, 2009 1:07 PM (in response to Codrutz)
    The file is corrupt which is why it cannot be copied. This problem is internal to the file. Repairing the hard drive won't fix a corrupted file. Simply delete the file or replace it with a good copy from another backup.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB


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