Need advice on secure disc image I made

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Asteroids, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Asteroids macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    Good morning. Well, besides it's very hot and humid here in Detroit. Can't complain though, the snow will be here in a few more weeks I am sure. :eek:

    Anyway, I made a secure disc image of 500mb using disc utility. Worked great until I checked the "lock" box located under the "get info" tab. I can no longer modify the image, add files, etc. The problem is the lock/unlock check box is no longer there!! I tested locking and unlocking other files and folders and it works fine. Any suggestions on getting my image unlocked?

    Have a good day everyone. :):apple:
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I'm not at a Mac to try this, but you may be able to unlock it using the chflags command. From Terminal,

    chflags nouchg directory
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
  4. Asteroids thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    Thank you for the replies. I was not successful with either suggestion. I was able to copy the files out and blow the image away and start a new one though. I'll be sure not to lock images anymore.

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