Locked files in El Capitan

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Regal, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Regal macrumors regular

    Regal

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    Upgraded from Yosemity to El Cap last week and noticed that many of my files stored on external HD:s are now locked for some strange reason, it`s not all files but just some. For example, i have an external HD with only movies files (all in the same format) and some of them are locked for editing.
    What`s even more strange is that if i right-click on a "locked" file and check permissions for that specific file, it says "Read only". But i have no trouble to move the file from the external HD to my Mac so i don`t see why it says Read only?

    Can anyone explain these changes and how i get rid of the locking of files?

    This whole new security thing in El Cap is very confusing IMO (and frustrating)
     
  2. GuilleA macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried a Get Info on the external HD, setting Read & Write permissions for your user name and the click the gearbox button an select "Apply to enclosed items..."?
    This will set the permissions recursively on every single file on the drive.
     
  3. Regal thread starter macrumors regular

    Regal

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    Yes, i tried a Get Info on the external HD but there is no option to change anything under permissions, the only thing i can see is "Read & Write" but no gearbox button or anything else.

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  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Without a 3rd party driver, Windows NTFS format disks like yours are read only. You'll need to buy a new driver to make the disk accessible to write. There may be an upgrade or update available for the Tuxera driver you have now.
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Paragon NTFS has been updated to work on El Capitan:
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26288/ntfs

    If you do not need NTFS file system to work with Windows, then you could copy the files off of the drive to another drive, format (erase) for Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and copy your files back to newly Mac formatted drive.
     
  6. GuilleA macrumors newbie

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    Oh, you didn't mention it's an NTFS volume. El Capitan disabled your NTFS driver during installation, most likely do to SIP (System Integrity Protection). So you'll need to upgrade to an El Capitan-compatible driver in other to be able to write to it.
     
  7. JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a

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    So was reading this thread. I was previously using Paragon NTFS and now I can't move any files on NTFS drives. I have contacted them about an update, does anyone know if there is an update coming anytime soon?
     
  8. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  9. JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool yeah I downloaded the update. It is acting strange though. My USB stick and small 2TB drives pop up and no problems, business as usual.......my 2 multi drive enclosures though, do not show up on my desktop now
     

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