Changing File Names On Network Server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SteveBeat, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. SteveBeat macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2003
    When logging into the network server here, when I want to rename a file (in this case, a Quark file or .qxp) I get an error message saying "The file name can not be changed because the file is in use". However, I'm just clicking on the name in the Network section of the Finder. So the file is not open and running, Quark is not running, and when I command+I to do a Get Info, the Permissions section, which normally has the three options has only one non-changeable thing saying:

    "You can read and write"

    If I can read and write (I have admin status, but others using this machine would not) why was I not even able to change a simple file name? I am not able to delete or move these files from the server either. Weird stuff. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Assuming the server is OS X or another *nix: To rename, delete, or move files you'd need read and write permissions for the directory they're in. Read/write permissions on the file only give you access to the contents of the file.

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