Seagate Hard Drive Error Code 36

Seagate Hard Drive Error Code 36

The Seagate Hard Drive error code 36 is encountered by the Mac users while transferring data from their device to the Seagate or any other external hard drive. The entire error message looks like The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “File Name” can’t be read or written. You can fix this issue easily using the dot_clean tool. To know in detail about these troubleshooting steps, go through the instructions given below.

  1. First of all, locate the path that throws the error code 36. i.e., The location where the external hard drive is installed.
  2. Now, launch the Terminal window on your Mac computer by clicking Application > Utilities > Terminal.
  3. When the Terminal window opens on your Mac computer, type the dot_clean command in the Terminal window.
  4. Now, drag the path of your external hard drive into the Terminal window.
  5. Tap the Enter button on your Mac computer’s keyboard.
  6. Wait for the dot_clean tool to complete the cleaning process.
  7. Once the cleaning process is completed, try to copy the files into your Mac device.
  8. If the file transfer process is completed successfully, the error code 36 is solved.
  9. If not, check the shortcomings on your Mac computer.
  10. Shortcomings such as lack of permission, sharing options, or some problem in the external media might also lead to the error code 36.
  11. Check if you have proper permission to access the contents stored on your Mac computer.
  12. To check it, click the Finder icon and select the Permissions and Sharing option.
  13. Choose the Everyone option followed by Read-only.
  14. After enabling the proper permission, try to transfer files from your external hard drive to the Mac computer.
  15. If the error code 36 persists, check if your external hard drive is damaged.
  16. If it is damaged, then you can’t perform the file transfer process.
  17. Ensure that the external hard drive is connected properly to your Mac computer.
  18. Try transferring files in Safe Mode.
  19. To perform it, turn off your Mac computer.
  20. Turn ON your Mac computer after a few minutes.
  21. While your Mac computer turns ON, select the Safe Mode.
  22. Now, try to transfer files.
  23. If the Seagate Hard Drive error code 36 appears again, try a third-party software that helps you to solve this issue.
  24. Contact us to solve this error.