Help with locked files in Leopard, Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dumble, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. dumble macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2009
    I just used Migration Assistant to move all my files from an old hard drive to my new Mac Pro (OS 10.6.1), but whenever I try to make any adjustments or changes, the program tells me that the file is locked, and to Get Info in the finder and unlock them (which I do) to no avail. My only option is to SAVE AS, and put a copy on the desktop, which I can then move back into its original folder. Any ideas? This is making me nuts.
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
  3. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Open the whole folder using info
    Add user all for read/write permissions

    That should fix it.

    If you need to restrict, then make changes after above.

    I had same problem migrating disks with SL update.

    I'm writing this from work PC so if that doesn't exactly help reply and I'll check when I get home the exact way I fixed it.

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