Error-36 message

Hello! I got an iMac a couple months ago so I can use Scrivener, and I’ve been very happy with my decision ever since! I haven’t had any problems with using it until today. I keep getting the same message whenever I try to copy my project into my flash drive: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “Project.scriv” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)

I’m still learning about Macs, so I don’t know what this message exactly means or how I can go about fixing it. Any help will be greatly appreciated! :slight_smile:


Hi Lothien,

This is a known problem with Snow Leopard and USB drives. There’s a thread about it, and a solution, here:

Hope that helps.

All the best,