2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2011 9:31 AM by cathy fasano
cathy fasano Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
I'm getting an error
"Finder got an error: The operation can’t be completed." number -36

I found this documentation of error codes:
http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/AppleScript/Conceptual/App leScriptLangGuide/reference/ASLRerror_codes.html#//appleref/doc/uid/TP40000983-CH220-SW5

Which has -34, -35, -37, -38,... but no -36!

Anybody have any ideas?

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (45,300 points)
    Older documents but some may still apply:

    [Apple Error codes|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1618] - -36 ioErr I/O error (bummers)

    [General information on I/O error -36|http://fuzzy.wordpress.com/2006/12/10/ioerror-36>

    [Error -36 reported when copying files to external drive|http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8467699]

    [Error -36 and filename characteristics|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9629287] - FAT drives may not like all Mac filenames

    [AD topic on Error -36 trouble shooting|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8586572]
  • cathy fasano Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
    Thanks! (It's a backup script to a jump drive, and it appears to be a little flakey. It's a $15 drive...)

    Of course there is the other question of why a search of the developer forums for error code -36 didn't find any of the posts you pointed me towards -- sorry for wasting your time!