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Got an error -36 when dragging an mp3 from external drive onto desktop.

 

According to this apple doc ( http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=9805 ) its a "bummer".

 

Drive otherwise performing ok (external iTunes Lib). Get -36 with a couple of other tracks too.

 

iTunes and QT wont play them either.

 

What exactly produces (many things probably)an I/O error?

Could it just be a couple of my tracks became corrupt?? If so how?

 

 

Thanks in advance :)

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Have you checked your Volumes (internal and external) with Disk Utility?

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yeah and checks out fine....

 

...and it just now it threw up another -36 (bummer)

 

my thinking now is i back up the data and reformat the disk - but will this help? i.e. will the -36ers return?

 

and if left alone will the i/o errors increase in frequency?

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Before you re-install Mac OS X you should make sure that it's your internal drive that has a problem (if it's the external one, re-installing won't change a thing).

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internal fine. no need for OS reinstall.

 

its def the external thats "troubled".

 

the q is:

is an IO error hardware-based and will a reformat therefor solve nothing?

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Just to make sure I get that right.

You know that it is the external drive that has a problem but think that the I/O-Errors may be caused by some corruption withing the OS?

You could check this by connecting the external drive to another computer and find out wether or not the same errors occur.

 

(It is hard for me to believe that such an error would be caused by an OS, but nothing's impossible)

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maybe this'll work, or not, but have you tried duplicating the file on your external and then dragging the copy over to your internal?

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