Locked Files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Optimus Rhyme, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Optimus Rhyme macrumors regular

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    Hi guys.

    I am now the proud owner for a C2D Macbook and I've really been enjoying it so far! Havent found one thing I don't like yet, but I'm sure over time I'll have small gripes.

    Heres my current problem though.

    I copied over my music from DVDR to my Mac today, and after doing that, one folder that contains roughly 2 gigs of music which holds my Pop music cannot be edited. Everything else that I copied I can edit without a problem. What am I doing wrong?

    While copying some other files into my Pop folder, it would ask me for a password every time. If I go into Itunes and try to edit the file info, it will not do it at all. It almost seems as if it thinks the files are still on the DVDR. I can edit any other song I copied over, so I'm puzzled.

    Any help would be great, thanks guys.
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Try viewing the permissions on the files in question (Right Click->get info). In order to edit a file you need both read AND write premissions.
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Additionally try running disk utility. May be it fixes it.
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    What he said.
     
  5. Optimus Rhyme thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys, that seems to have been the ticket. My problem was that I didnt see read and write originally, as it was down at the bottom of the info, and I was trying to right click the folder, which would bring up the info for the folder I was in, not the one I was clicking on.

    Either way, it's all worked out now. Thanks again.
     

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