finder folders have a red "minus" symbol?

hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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I recently used CC Cloner to back up some files to an external drive. However, I notice that when viewing the drive in Finder, some of the file folders have a small red circle with a "minus" sign enclosed, located in the lower right corner of the folder icon.

What does that mean???

I have searched these forums and Apple Support to no avail...


Thanks,
-howard
 

Queso

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Mar 4, 2006
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It means that your user account does not have rights to view the files and folders within them.
 

hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
thanks...

Thanks for the quick informative response.

I do wonder, however, why the permissions changed when copying them since the source folders (my ownership) don't have that issue, but the copy does.

-howard
 

Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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DO NOT CHANGE permission on the external drive.

The permissions only applies when you are booted into THAT drive.

If you boot using external drive, and examine files on the external drive, then it should be fine.