It's a kind of rare mistake. You may encounter Apple Finder Error Code 36 when you try to copy files to your Mac. It can occur on any Mac operating system, no matter if you have a laptop or desktop. An error appears when you want to copy files or folders to a new location or copy them to an email or other instance. Regardless of the case, this problem will completely stop the process and will not allow you to perform the operation you want. This is not a very common mistake because most users do not copy files regularly, but it can be frustrating in an emergency and copying something important. This mistake will ruin your mind.
Knowing the root of the problem is always helpful in finding the cure. Therefore, I always advise you to inquire about causes before moving to solutions. However, this time, you go directly to the solutions because the error code 36 has no simpler reasons, apart from a problem in the directory of the files and their correct location. Apple can also explain the complex causes, but that will not help because everyone is not a computer genius. Fortunately, the solutions provided are not related to the cause, so you can use them without difficulty and get rid of them.
- Shut down your Mac
- While Mac is shut down, prepare to press Command + Option + P + R keys simultaneously.
- Then turn on your Mac and press Command + Option + P + R command before grey startup screen shows up.
- Hold those until you hear a startup sound three times and then release the keys.
Delete locked files
- Navigate to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.
- Open the Terminal and type chflags-R nouchg command on it.
- Double click on the Trash icon (at the bottom Dock).
- Press Command + A to mark all the files in the Trash.
- Drag all the files that you want to delete from Trash to Terminal.
- In case you cannot see the Terminal window, arrange Finder window, so that you could see at least a part of Terminal window.
- Once done, press Return key on the Terminal and empty the Trash.