Solution to Finder “Error code -36″ in 10.6 when copying folders

Solution to Finder

Users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, specifically those running 10.6.2, are experiencing a widespread problem related to copying directories to Windows-formatted volumes in Finder.

I recently got a new USB flash drive and ran into a serious issue as I was loading it with data. Some of the files I temporarily copied to my Mac’s Desktop from my old flash drive would not successfully copy to the new one. Both flash drives were formatted as FAT volumes (known as MS-DOS in Disk Utility) and only files that resided in a folder seemed to be affected. I could copy the files individually just fine, but not an entire folder at once. Finder would have none of it.

If you’re running Mac OS X 10.6.2 and have a MS-DOS/FAT-formatted disk handy, here is a quick way to replicate the problem.

  1. Create a new folder on the MS-DOS drive with Finder and copy any file from your Mac right into that folder. It could be anything… I used a random image on my Desktop, for example.
  2. Copy the entire folder from the MS-DOS drive to your Mac’s Desktop.
  3. Copy the folder from your Desktop right back onto the MS-DOS drive.

Boom! You just got slapped with the following error, didn’t you? “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data can’t be read or written. (Error code -36).” Every time, without fail, this has occurred on all Snow Leopard machines I’ve tried. Sure, you can reformat the USB flash drive to Mac OS Extended to get around the error, but that kills Windows compatibility. Instead, let’s dig deeper.

It turns out the problem stems from the “dot-underscore” companion files that Mac OS X’s HFS+ filesystem creates for files when they get moved to FAT16 or FAT32 volumes. These hidden files – which start with “._” followed by the original filename – contain extra information to go along with the main file’s data. Apparently things get screwy in 10.6.2 and don’t go well when folders from a Windows-compatible volume get moved to a Mac and then back again. The dreaded “Error code -36″ message is the result.

If you run into this horribly inconvenient bug, there is a temporary solution until Apple gets their act together. It involves stripping the main file of its unneeded dot-underscore buddy. Don’t worry, you won’t lose anything important in the process. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Launch Terminal (Applications > Utilities) and type the following command, making sure to include a space at the end:

    dot_clean

  2. Select the folder on your Mac that is giving you trouble and drag it right to the Terminal window. A green cursor with a + symbol should appear before you release the mouse.
  3. The path to that folder should have automatically appeared at the end of the Terminal command. For example, it might look like:

    dot_clean /Users/UserName/Desktop/Test_Folder

  4. Press Enter/Return to run the command. It will appear as if nothing happened, but try copying that folder to a MS-DOS volume now. Finder should magically allow it to be moved with no problem!
  5. Repeat the entire process as needed for other folders that won’t copy.

As you can see, this is not necessarily a major file or disk corruption issue. It is a pesky Snow Leopard bug that Apple will hopefully fix in the upcoming 10.6.3 update. In the meantime, this will allow users to copy and move files between drives as needed.

UPDATE – 4/4/10: Apple’s 10.6.3 update has indeed finally fixed this bug! If you installed the update and are still experiencing a Finder error, it’s likely you are suffering from a different issue that is beyond the realm of this article.

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“Stop 0x000000EA” Error Message When You Run Video-Intensive Programs

SYMPTOMS

When you run a video-intensive program, such as a movie or a video game, you may receive one of the following stop error messages and bugcheck information:

STOP 0x000000EA, (0x81774538,0x81a8fc78,0x8193e490,0x00000001)
THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER

Note that the four parameters after the stop code may be different.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because your computer has an Nvidia video card installed that uses the Nv4.sys video driver.

To see if your system is using one of these drivers use the following procedure:

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Under the Display Adapters icon, click to highlight the display adapter, right-click it, and then click Properties.
  3. Under the Driver tab, press the Driver Details button to view the driver names.
  4. If you have multiple display adapters, repeat these steps for each adapter.

If you have multiple Adapters in your system, it may be necessary to capture a memory dump and have it analyzed by Microsoft Product Support to determine which video adapter driver is at fault.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

This problem occurs because your computer has an Nvidia video card installed that uses the Nv4.sys video driver.

To see if your system is using one of these drivers use the following procedure:

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Under the Display Adapters icon, click to highlight the display adapter, right-click it, and then click Properties.
  3. Under the Driver tab, press the Driver Details button to view the driver names.
  4. If you have multiple display adapters, repeat these steps for each adapter.

If you have multiple Adapters in your system, it may be necessary to capture a memory dump and have it analyzed by Microsoft Product Support to determine which video adapter driver is at fault.

RESOLUTION

 

To resolve this problem, obtain an updated driver by contacting your video card manufacturer, or visit the following Nvidia Web site:

 

Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

STATUS

  

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

 

For more information about this stop code, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

 

293078  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293078/ ) Error message in Windows XP: “STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER”

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

APPLIES TO

 

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

 

courtesy : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314215

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How to detect virus in your computer without anti virus software

Virus computer from time to time has improved its ability to abuse infected PC. Almost 99,9% now virus has been infected via internet as well known as worldwide network.

Before the year 1998, many virus was created to destruct file and system and many user lost their files but after 1998,when internet was grew so fast, virus use internet as media which extremely infect most PC in the world.

Now not just virus, there are worm and spyware that very annoying and disturb the user’s activity. The trend is moving, virus has been used to attack some site, flooding with data until the site is collaps but worm and spyware has been used to gain money with their pop-ups viewing advertising.

At this moment, this article will help you to detect virus,spyware without anti virus and anti spyware software.

Why do I write this article? How about re-installing antivirus and the virus will be gone? I don’t think so, mostly when you re-install your antivirus, the virus will infect again and
Like a night mare chain.

  • Do nothing and watch your Network Connection.
    Virus, Spyware and Worm always do their activity in silent by themselves or perfect crime as much as possible. But their activities can be detected with simple way, if you connect to the internet or in a network that connected to the internet, just do nothing with your computer and watch the network connection. If network connection show sending and receiving data all the time, it could be your computer have some of them. But makesure do not do any activity on your computer.

If you cannot see the network connection, click Start -> Setting -> Control Panel -> Network Connection, there are icon with two monitors and keep blinking whenever there’s sending and receiving data.

  • So what’s next?,  Check the Speed and Compare. Maybe on number 1 you still cannot makesure your pc has been infected but you know your PC’s speed. Is it much slower or a bit slower? If your PC’s speed much slower than before, you can add more possibility that your PC has been infected.
  • Check your Anti Virus Status.
    Most of smart Viruses, they able to shut down the Anti virus’s process and freely take over your pc, installing and duplicate themselves or calling their buddy on it. No wonder if they will make your PC suffer loaded by virus and spyware also their buddy. So if your anti virus is not active, be aware of their visit. Shutting down anti virus, usually done by virus, not worm or spyware.
  • Check your MSCONFIG
    When virus, worm and spyware was infected, they will put themselves to be run automatically when windows start. You can check what kind of application that run in your PC. Clik start> on run type “msconfig” then enter. New window come up and open Startup Tab, check all applications one by one, usually their name is similar with name of application example, quick time with qt.exe,etc. If you suspect one of them as a virus, Uncheck the file and reboot. If your computer fell better, that file maybe the virus or spyware and rename the file become *.bak. But virus is smart, after you restart the computer, that file has been checked again. That’s mean you have to think over against them and war haven’t not over yet.
  • Remember the history.
    “Please help, my computer go wild since two days ago”, for me that helpful statement to find virus. That statement could be refer to date when virus was infected. That means on that day, a new file contain virus was created. So let’s search and destroy, click start -> search -> for files or folder.

On Search area, you will find unchecked Date and do check it. Choose file created on below and fill in the date your computer start not good.

This way quite good enough to detect a virus, you will find lists of file that created on that day, not much on the list,that’s why it is easy. And next is to classified the executable file which have *.exe, *.bat, *.pif. Usually the same file is appear in startup tab (no.5).

Suspect a file with above condition and makesure that’s not belong to your application such as MS WORD,EXCEL, etc. you can rename it into *.bak and restart.

  • Ask to Mr. Google what file is this.
    If you are not sure with that, open the internet, type name of file in google.com or yahoo.com on keyword and added “virus” on the back. If on the result said that file is a virus, you can delete or rename it.

 

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How do you detect which virus has infected your computer – and if you are unable to find it can you just use a free virus scan that can detect and remove the virus from your computer?

You need to run these 6 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard’s System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run the vundo and combo fix

3. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

4. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

5 Run Superantispyware

6. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

  • Go to Trend Housecall (see link below) and use their free scanner, which works well. In addition, AVG works well.

 

  • Norton Antivirus

 

 

  • Try the following programs; they will stop all unwanted stuff from getting onto your computer. I went to http://www.webattack.com and found a way to remove it by doing the following: Clicked on the green link at the top of the page stating “FREEWARE,” then clicked on virus tools/or you can search on that site for this program: “Avast home edition.” It is the best freeware program that I have ever used and it removed the virus in no time.The Funweb A is a Trojan horse virus, and when Avast picked it up was going by another name; I think that’s why everybody has difficulty in removing it, and can’t find anything under Funweb A.

    Avast has also detected and removed 2 other virus-infected files on my computer! It is important to do a live update of Avast virus definitions and to set the program to run a full-system scan. Do download the full free home adition and not just the computer cleaner. It’s absolutely amazing.

    Two other freeware programs that run really well along with Avast can be found on the same site: Ad-Aware spy detector; and Zone Alarm firewall. I have all three of these and they work together like magic!

 

 

  • Try to download the free trial of NOD32 — it is rated #1. Do a Google search to find the NOD32 site.



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How do we change the internet password



The process for this task is easy. Follow the following steps to complete it in a jiffy.

  1. Go to the url box of your web browser.
  2. Type 192.168.1.1
  3. It asks for a username or password. This shall be given by your internet service provider.
  4. Go to wireless -> security
  5. In security the option is given to change your password.
  6. Change it and the process is complete.

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Mac OS – error 1409

A problem with a simple solution

ISSUE

I have tried to update my flashplayer, I have gone to system preferences and done the updates. However, I tried to download the new adobe flash and this message pops up:

"This movie can not be opened
Mac OS error- 1409"

I have tried to uninstall flash player, and it was successful, but now I can not download the new one.

Does anyone know what is wrong. I’m running on Tiger 10.4.11!

SOLUTION

You can download the update here :http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_OS_X_10_4_11_Combo_Update__PPC_

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