Mac systems that runs Mac OS X version snow leopard often shows the finder error code 36 snow leopard. This error stops the functioning of the finder application of the Mac and mainly caused when you try to copy a Mac file to another location especially the external drive. If the finder application is blocked by this error then you may experience that the other applications are also not working properly. To fix the finder error code 36 snow leopard you can use the disk utility of the Mac for any inconsistency of the drives. You can also check the permission settings and reset them to default if required. If the problem is due to the external drive then you should check its connectivity and the compatibility. Sometimes when the external drive is not recognizable file format you can get finder error code 36 snow leopard. To fix this either you have to format the volume which is giving trouble or reinstall the finder application. In both cases you will lose data and to recover them use then time machine backup. If it fails you can rely on the Mac data recovery software that can recover data from almost every situation. Just use the software after finder error code 36 snow leopard is fixed.