Opening "Moved" Word Processing Files

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  1. hakr macrumors regular

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    Good Day.

    I have several hundred word processing files I prepared in MS WORD. I moved the folders containing this files from my old computer to my new iMac. Every time I try to open one of these files, I see a box on the screen saying the file cannot be opened.

    This is true when I try to use MS WORD for mac, when I try Pages, and when I try other word processors.

    I suspect some sort of permissions need to be set for the folders or the files. I hope it can be done in "bulk"

    Any suggestions?


    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Right-click on one of the files and Get Info. Make sure the file is not locked and that you have read/write permissions.
     
  3. hakr thread starter macrumors regular

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    I seem to have permission and the locked file box is not checked.
     
  4. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    I had this issue with transferring data from my iBook to my iMac. I found out that a few of the files I tried to copy over were not fully copied because a timeout occurred during the transmission, thus corrupting files.

    Maybe you should try to retransmit the files to see if that's the issue.
     
  5. hakr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks...but that doesn't seem to be the problem.

    I recall in Windoze (ack!) you could see and then reset the permissions for a folder and everything in it all at once. I haven't figured out how to do that on a mac, if it is possible.
     

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