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robgambla 12-02-2011 01:46 PM

Trash + error 36. HELP!
 
Hi!

Yes, I've tried to read related articles about this, but my case seems to be slightly different.

I was re-coding a video file. Process got corrupted somehow. I was importing from a simple USB external and saving the new files back to it as well.

So i got 2 files, which were unfinished and wouldn't play so I deleted them with the whole folder. And now when I try to empty trash, it shows this message:

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The Finder canít complete the operation because some data in ďĒ canít be read or written.
(Error code -36)
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I tried :
1.secure empty..
2.this command: sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/

they were saying something about formatting the source drive. Is that the only way really?

thanks, hope u can help me :Grimmace:

MyMac8MyPC 12-02-2011 02:01 PM

If your asking how can you empty your trash, then there are programs on the net that will do this for you. Simply search for "can't empty trash mac" and it should show you a list. Just make sure it works with your version of OS X.

robgambla 12-02-2011 02:05 PM

yea.. I just tried a prog. called "trash it!" .... it didn't do anything.

cradom 12-02-2011 02:30 PM

Sounds like the .Trash on the external might be corrupt. Try running Disk Utility on it and verifying/repairing it.

MyMac8MyPC 12-02-2011 02:30 PM

Trash it never worked correctly for me any time I needed it. I would keep looking. It took me around 4 programs before I found one that would work...

robgambla 12-02-2011 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cradom (Post 1335006)
Sounds like the .Trash on the external might be corrupt. Try running Disk Utility on it and verifying/repairing it.

U mean - examine the external USB, right?

robgambla 12-02-2011 03:47 PM

thanks, cradom!! disk repair did the trick :)


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