External HDD - (Error code -36) MAC USER

Hi Experts,

I have am External (Firewire/USB2) HDD and when trying to copy files from it, I receive an error.

Error Message: The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "Filename" could not be read or written. (Error code -36)

I've ran the Disk Utility on the drive and it reports ok.
I can actually open a file up from the drive and save separately, but there are folder that I need to move from the drive.

The only thing I can think of that may have caused this is that I plugged the drive into an XP system on USB before the occur occurred :(

Can Anyone help???????
P.s. My Mac OS is Leopard.
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nichicksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Additionally check that you have nothing else plugged into firewire ports or extra USB ports. I had the same happen and found it to be a conflict between the drive and the firewire iSight camera. Figured it was the firewire controllers and left it that.
Is there any possibility that the file name of the folder you can't access, or the name of a file inside it, contains characters that are legal in a Windows flie name, but illegal in a Mac file name?

Here are the rules for Mac file names:

The only illegal character for file and folder names in Mac OS X is the colon :
File and folder names are not permitted to begin with a dot .
File and folder names may be up to 255 characters in length
RobertoFreemanoAuthor Commented:
Hi Strung,

The folder & files were all created on the MAC originally and they could be accessed 'without problem'... as soon as I plugged the HDD into my XP machne because I needed to transport a large folder, that's when I notice the problem when I plugged the HDD back into the MAC.
RobertoFreemanoAuthor Commented:
Thanks nichicks

I unplugged the iSight Cam & now I can transport my documents. FEW!!!!!

Many Thanks :)

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