How to fix Mac error code -8076 unable to move or copy an item

The error code will -8076 generate when you will try to move, copy or modify any files and folders in Mac operating system based computer. This is a data permission related error and the chances to loss data will increase when this error will occur on your computer. You will get an error message dialog box that you can see in the figure after facing this problem. You can't be able to modify and copy your data after occuring the error code -8076 on Mac computer so it is necessary to fix this issue and recover the data from your PC.


Manual process to fix Mac error code -8076

If you are looking for the way to remove the -8076 error that you are getting on your Mac PC by moving or copying the data then you are in right place. Follow these steps to overcome the unable to move or copy an item error code -8076.


  • Softwre updates may change the file permission for security and this problem occurs so chech the file mermission of your disk.
  • First of all open the disk utility that is available in the utilities folder in launchpad.
  • Here you have to choose the disk that you want to check.
  • If permission is not set here then set the permission in all drives.

Help to solve this issue

Now try to copy or move any files or folder, you will not recieve the Mac error code -8076 and the operation is successfully done. If you have lost files or any data due to this error then you can recover all data by using the Mac data recovery software. The Mac data recovery tool supports all types of data format for recover. It also recover the deleted and damage data with the easy user interface.