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Copying to Network Drive Error code -36

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  • maxsquared Calculating status...
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    Mar 30, 2010 6:01 AM (in response to BROOKLYNTREEZ)
    Change the colour label of the folder I am copying from? Or copying to?

    I think this is a major issue, as most coperates will use windows file server, and this means mac users can't access network drive.
    MacBook Pro 15 inch 2.66 Mid 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • BROOKLYNTREEZ Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2010 7:28 AM (in response to MacUser4_20YRS)
    I just change the color of the folder I want to copy to the windows server and I seems to work.

    It is a major issue and Apple needs to address this pronto.
    Early Mac Pro 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.2), NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 20GB RAM, Intel SSD bootdrive
  • Joe Lombardo Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 1, 2010 8:54 AM (in response to BROOKLYNTREEZ)
    I was getting error code -50 and changing the color of the folder before copying it fixed it for me.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.6.2), MB Pro 15", 17", Air, Mini, iPhones and iPods galore
  • kzac2 Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2010 5:44 AM (in response to Stuart Marden)
    I ran into this same failure mode attempting to use a coolmax NAS CN390. I finally gave up on getting the NAS to work, it would never allow me to log on using any of my Mac computers (all snow leopard), I solved the problem by using one of my old IBM Pcs which was running Windows XP Pro. I am able to sign on to that system and store and share files and my printer, however, I have to keep another box running in the background on my network. It appears that only a NAS running Apples File control will work with Snow Leopard. SMB will work but only over a machine which is actually running Windows. Must be some scaled down version of SMB which is burned into the ROM on the NAS single drive servers which relies on components installed with windows or the older version of Leopard in order to operate correctly.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Stock
  • Robert Bosch Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2010 8:35 PM (in response to MacUser4_20YRS)
    OK Found the issue/workaround.

    This is to fix the issue when CP works, but Finder copy doesn't.

    Why this (I think) is why it happens... Finder in all its crappy glory is to blame, and I think we all new this. The reason why is related once again to the .Files it creates. When you drag a file (say MyFile to copy into an NFS mounted share, finder will create two files ._MyFile and MyFile. What happens is one gets created as the root user (._MyFile) and the other as the actual user (MyFile), so when it tries to write the file, it will fail because the temporary file is permissioned to root.

    How to fix it. Well luckily this was happening to me on my Xserve so I just decided enable the root account and use that from then on out. I wanted to do this anyways because i am used to using root for my entire environment. (Please no BS about running as root for security reasons, I'm fine, trust me)

    What it really comes down to is how you use all_squash, norootsquash, and other mounting options between your OSX and NFS server. Really you just gotta find a combination that makes root(0) and user(501) act the same to the NFS server. I never had time to figure out correctly the combination, because i just got a free pass by logging in as root and using the norootsquash option on my server, but i'm sure someone might be able to comment on it.

    Anyways hope this helps someone.

    Cheers,
    Bobby@CiscoIT
    Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
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