New 15" PB with Locked JPG

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheBerr, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. TheBerr macrumors newbie

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    Newbie trying to get some help.
    My guess is that I locked the photos on my DC and when I downloaded them to the computer they remained "locked". Now I am trying to delete them by dragging them to the TRASH, but is denies the request since they are "locked". Thus the questions:
    1) Is there a way to unlock these photos or,
    2) delete them straight away

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Is there not a checkbox on the inspector for the file? Select the file in the Finder and hit Command-I...
     
  3. TheBerr thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. efoto macrumors 68030

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    Same line as this thread....no point in a new one:

    What exactly does 'locking' a file do? Does it simply make it non-deletable or does it actually protect the file somehow?

    Other than creating an encrypted image, is there a way to make a specific file/folder only accessible by password??
     
  5. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Locking prevents it from being deleted.
    Can you password protect a specific folder?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No.

    You can create an encrypted read/write disk image as suggested above (see the Disk Utility). Once created mount it when you want to use it and unmount it when done.
     
  7. CTSxViper macrumors regular

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    Wow, that's pretty cool. I learn something new here every day.. :p
     
  8. efoto macrumors 68030

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    So that is the only way then....damn. I was really hoping you could simply set a permission or password on a given folder/file without having to make an encrypted drive image. Complicates things a little bit....more or less it's simply an hassle :(
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It may be possible with third-party utilities (if they patched the FS somehow), but I don't know of any.

    If this is important to you submit a suggestion to Apple. Who knows what you might get in 10.5!
     
  10. efoto macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure if it is truly important to me or not, but it seems like a rather basic feature that shouldn't be too hard to incorporate. After all, Windows has had it for a long time so it can't be that hard :rolleyes: :D

    I will submit a suggestion, just to see what happens ;)
     
  11. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    You can delete locked items by holding option while emptying the trash.
     

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