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    Getting an error code -36 when trying to empty the Trash

    I am facing some issue with Trash. Actually I am not able to empty the trash. I have already tried some commands like "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/* and lsof |grep <filename> but these commands also failed to work and displays an error message "The Finder canít complete the operation because some data in ďMan vs. Wild S1Ē canít be read or written.(Error code -36)"

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    Re: Getting an error code -36 when trying to empty the Trash

    To solve this issue, first of all reboot your device and then open Disk Utility.To open the same navigate to Finder >> Go menu >> Utilities >> Disk Utility. You will find your Hard drive on the left screen. Select the same and click on "Repair Disk" option. Your hard drive will be repaired which means minor issues will automatically be fixed. After that try to empty the trash. You will not get any error message now.

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    Re: Getting an error code -36 when trying to empty the Trash

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    My friend that command that you used is not correct please again try with this new command ""rm -rf ~/.Trash/*"".

    Otherwise
    follow the steps:

    =) First move the disk utility.

    =) Then open the hard drive.

    =) Now selects the "Repair Disk"

    =) And then this will repair the minor problem.


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    Re: Getting an error code -36 when trying to empty the Trash

    Hello,
    Steps to solve the error code -36 when trying to empty the trash:
    Launch settings.
    Touch finder>utilities buttons.
    Select disk utilities button.
    Touch the repair disk button.
    Now empty the trash it will works.
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