Frustrated Windows Switcher Needs Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by covertsurfer, May 5, 2008.

  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I have a bunch of files in a folder that normally in Windows I would select all then view properties and set the permissions on them and it would aply to all selected files.

    I have tried this in Leopard and all I get is "You have read & write access" not the option to change it. If I do it each file one by one I can do it but I don't want to do that.

    How can this be achieved?
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    Can't you look at the properties of the folder and apply permissions to the contents?
     
  3. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    There's a little lock symbol at the very bottom. Click to unlock it, enter your admin username and password, and then it should be available.
     
  4. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Yes, what he said... but you may still have to click the lock first.
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

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    No, your right. I didn't understand the OP, but it makes sense the Get Info box hasn't been 'unlocked'.
     
  6. calvy macrumors 65816

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    You could open up a terminal and use chmod to set the permissions.
     
  7. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't got that padlock, see attached screenshot.
     

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  8. Sky Blue Guest

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    because you're opening multiple items. Do a 'Get Info' on the folder, change the permissions and apply to enclosed items.

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  9. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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