Can I unlock all files together?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xdfung, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. xdfung macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I have two accounts in my mac, I decided to transfer them all into one user, therefore I deleted one of the user. I have ticked not to delete the home folder and this cause a file named "XXXXX (deleted)" exists. I tried to drag the "XXXX (deleted)" into my home folder. But I cannot open anything. I knew I could solve it by setting in "Get Info". But it takes me millions of years, because there are lot's of files.

    Could I rebuild the account before to move those folders??:confused:

    urgent, THX!
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Not completely following what you're saying, but it can likely be accomplished with the command line. Probably using the chown to change the owner of the files, which can be done recursively on folders. The chflags command has arguments to change the locking on the file. There are a couple locks for files though and I'm not sure what lock you're talking about.

    Use "man command" to learn more about how to use these commands. Just swap out "command" with the name of the command.
     
  3. xdfung thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    however, thx. I have deleted all datas in my mac......... I felt guilty:(
    My memories were all gone!:(
     

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