Question fron newbie, heeelp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sknikos, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. sknikos macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    Hi everybody. I am a switcher and it is my first post. I tried to find the answer for my question but I had no luck. If it is already answered please forgive me. As I said I am a switcher. I copied my files from a DVD to my new Mac but all of them have a read only attribute. How can I make them read-write without to much work. I found how to change one file at the time but it is virtualy impossible to do it for 3000 files. Can anybody help? Pleaase;)
  2. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    I hate when that happens

    Right mouse click on the folder with the lock on it and choose Get Info; down toward the bottom of the column look for a Sharing & Permissions header. You should be able to give your self the rights you need if you are logged in as Admin. Good luck.
  3. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2008

    * mark all files (comman-A). Control-click on them.
    * With the contextual menu open, press and hold down the alt key - it will change Get Info to Show Inspector.
    * Change to read/write (you might have to click the lock to make changes possible)

    Hope this was helpful.

  4. sknikos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008

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