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Finder Error 36 May Cause Data Loss in Mac OS X

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In Mac OS X operating system, Finder is a default application that is responsible for overall user-management of the files, disks, network mapped volumes, and launching of the applications. It works like Shell in other computer operating systems, however it uses GUI (Graphical User Interface). In some circumstances, the finder application gets damaged after system upgrade or system data structure corruption, and you cannot access data from your hard drive. This behavior may cause serious data loss situations and need Mac Recovery to be sorted out, if there is not backup in place.

First of all the user interacts with Finder after Mac OS X system boots up. It gives you the general feel and look of the machine. Several application installed close the Finder application and substitute their own interface for manipulating the Mac system. Finder also maintains view of file system, which is rendered with the help of desktop mataphor. The files and directories are displayed as proper icons, and volumes are displayed on desktop. You can drag files to Trash Bin using Finder to mark them as deleted.

However, in some situations, the Finder itself gets damaged and you cannot perform general operation on your Mac OS X system. As a practical example of Finder corruption, you may come across the below error message when you drag a directory from iMac to flash drive:

“The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in <folder name> can’t be read or written.

(Error code -36)”

The same behavior occurs even after running Disk Utility on flash drive or trying to drag folder on different flash drive. Finder corruption may also make your files, directories, and even hard drive volumes inaccessible.

Possible Causes of Finder Corruption

Finder application may get damaged due to virus infection, improper system shutdown, file system corruption, operating system malfunction, upgrading operating system, and more.

How to Fix Finder Corruption

In order to sort out this behavior, you need to perform Erase and Install installation of Mac OS X. It resolves all the hard drive errors. However, it also removes the data from hard drive and require Data Recovery Mac to be fixed.

Mac Data Recovery is best possible through commercial Mac file Recovery Software. The applications are particularly designed to carry out in-depth scan of entire hard drive and extract all lost, missing, and inaccessible data from it.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is the most advanced and efficient utility that ensures absolute recovery of all lost data. The software is designed for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther. It recovers data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes.

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