Loss of access to folder


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 10, 2020
I have a folder that I created months ago; it contains image files. I access it daily. Suddenly, I can't get into it via the Finder. I can access it, for example, from Word when I wish to insert an image into document. Beyond that, starting today, I cannot access it. I receive a message:

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Clearly, I've done something, but I have no idea what. Could someone please help me? I'd like to gain access to my folder.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 8, 2013
I'd try the following, in this order
- restart Finder
- Get Info on the folder and see what it thinks it is
- list the enclosing folder in the Terminal to see the UNIX attributes

you could try this in your Terminal - let's say "Big Pictures" is on your desktop (you will need the actual path)

$ cd ~/Desktop <enter>
$ cd Big\ Pictures <enter>
$ open . <enter>

this will cause the Big Pictures folder to open in the Finder. Does that work?
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