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Can’t remove folder error code 8062: Quick Fix

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Apple has made a name for itself by making high-quality hardware and a rather seamless software experience to accompany its many products. However, as well-designed as Apple’s software is, it isn’t perfect and can run into bugs and glitches from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about error code 8062 in macOS, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

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What causes this error?

The error code can actually be triggered by a number of different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Virus or malware infection. 
  • Interruption in the read/write process.
  • Abrupt system termination. 
  • Incorrect BIOS settings. 

How to fix this?

Here are five fixes you can try out. 

Run a malware scan

The first thing that you should do is run a malware scan on your machine. If the antimalware program detects any infected file, remove or quarantine it from your machine right away. Once done, restart your computer and the error shouldn’t appear anymore.

Unlock your files

Another potential reason for the error is that your macOS files are locked and hence can’t be accessed by any other application or macOS itself. To resolve this, select the problematic file or folder, press Command + I and ensure that the Locked checkbox is unchecked. 

Remove suspicious programs

If you’ve started seeing this error after installing a program, the chances are that some of your recently installed programs contain some malware. Remove any recently installed programs from your Mac and check to see if that resolves the error. 

Erase your Time Machine backup

If you’re TIme Machine backup image is corrupted, you can face this error when dealing with files included in the backup. Here’s how to erase it and make a new one. 

Step 1: Click Go on your desktop followed by Utilities.

Step 2: Double-click Disk Utility.

Step 3: In the left pane of the Disk Utility tool, right-click the backup file and select Erase. 

Step 5: Click the Apple icon in the top left of your screen and select System Preferences. 

Step 6: Click Time Machine.

Step 7: Use the disk you just erased as your Time Machine backup disk.

This should resolve the error. 

Update macOS

Sometimes, the error can pop up because of a faulty macOS update. Check to see if you’re on the latest version available and if you’re not, update to see if that fixes your problem. 

Step 1: Click the Apple logo on the top left corner of your system, followed by About This Mac.

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Step 2: Click Software Update.

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Step 3: Click Update Now.

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If any updates are available, macOS will install and apply them automatically. Now try restarting your Mac to see if the error persists. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: