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    Information to fix Mac file error?

    Recently I have downloaded application in my Mac and whenever I try to open it I get the error message with the Error code as -38 which is a file error. What does it mean? Have anyone got this error before? Can you please tell me what should I do now? Is there anyway I can overcome this problem? Kindly help. Thanks.

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    lakshmina26 Array
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    Re: Information to fix Mac file error?

    It means Reached the end of file.

    To Fix it:

    Recovers the file frequently fixes the problem.

    If it does not, create a duplicate backup, open that and try to import from the file.


    In other applications, using an Import or Insert command from inside a new document frequently works around the problem.

    You also might move/copy the file to another volume.

    You can also Load the troubleshoot window and clean the registry.

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    lakshmina26 Array
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    Re: Information to fix Mac file error?

    I think there is some error in in the downloaded application , first of all delete that application from your device.

    Actually Error code 38 represents 'fnopnErr' means file not open error.

    There may issue in respect of the file, please delete that and download the new one.
    Take care of Internet security -- To scan and download the apps from internet.

    You can also try the following process:

    Go to the Applications folder and then open the Utilities folder.



    Now go and open the First aid pane.

    Now select the Target volume/partition in the below list that you're visualizing at the left part. .

    From that click on to the Verify Disk Button.

    Finally click the Repair Disk button.

    This might helps you, try this and if not works leave this and go through deletion of the applications.

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