Today I stumbled upon this question. Code -36 is a file permissions error on OS X, and resolution is really dependent on what type of file is attempting to be opened.

If it's an app, there's a Super User post, there's a command-line utility for dot file conflicts, and even an entire CNET article on the subject.

Should one master question be asked an answered, should the questions be addresses when asked, or what?

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Posting an answer listing everything you've found and the circumstances the findings apply seems to be a good way to proceed in this case (and definitively better than a lot of back and forth in the comments to nail down the cause).

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