I locked myself out!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BrianVarick, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. BrianVarick macrumors member

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    I put a lock on my movies folder becuase I have some R movies that I don't want my little cousins to watch. And now i can't write to it, and I have no idea how to turn it off. Any help?

    Also, while I have you here, is there a way to see where all my HD space is going? I'm missing alot of it, and I'm not sure where it's all gone.
     
  2. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Isn't it just, right click on the Movies folder in your Home drive, select 'Get Info', and uncheck 'Locked'?
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Did you try right-clicking on the folder and selecting Get Info (apple-I on the folder)? At the bottom there is an ownership and permissions tab that you should be able to change the permissions to.
    About the HD space- have you been editing any dv movies? Those tend to take up a rediculous amount of space. Try going through your folders, and get info on those- it will tell you how big they are, and possibly what's eating up your space.
     
  4. BrianVarick thread starter macrumors member

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  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Have you considered making a separate account for them? Then when you are logged in to your account you will not need to bother with locking/unlocking folders.
     
  6. NuDarwin macrumors member

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    you might try researching quicktime "media keys" if the files are in quicktime format. if that doesn't work out, I would try a new account, and give your cousins' account "no access" privileges to the folder.
     

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