unlocking multiple folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djstarrock, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

    djstarrock

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    I locked many folders by accident i'm wondering if there something that will unlock them
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Select all of the folders and press Apple-Option-I and a get info box will appear. Hit the unlock button and everything will unlock.
     
  3. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

    djstarrock

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    The locked items are in mutiple folders and when i do that they wont unlock.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Have you tried Spotlight to filter out locked items only? And then try that previous tip.
    EDIT: Or not, doesn't look like Spotlight can help on that one.
     
  5. MatthewCobb macrumors regular

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    I've had this in trying to trash files that have helpfully been locked by Microsoft (in WMV, as you asked). It has several deeply embedded series of folders, and as far as I'm aware, the only way to deal with it is to get the information on each file, and then unlock each one by hand grrr. And yes, I did try changing permissions, applying all, etc.

    Why do companies lock files???
     
  6. djstarrock thread starter macrumors 6502a

    djstarrock

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    Never mind I found out how to do it luckly they all had the same name
     

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