Unlocking Locked folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pjrobertson, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    I've got these on my MP3 player - HDD (and on mounted Windows - networked drives).

    The folders have little padlocks in the corner, and are locked under 'get info'.

    Why can't I do anything to the files on my USB HDD? (Some files and folders are fine, while others aren't).

    I've tried in Terminal: "sudo rm file"
    but I get operation not permitted. I can't 'untick' the locked box in get info either.

    These folders were created using Windows, and the drive is MS-DOS (FAT32) not NTFS


    Does anybody have any idea on how to unlock these folders, or to delete their contents?
     
  2. pjrobertson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does the...silence mean nobody knows the answer? Is it a Leopard bug?

    All I want to do is delete ONE file!
     
  3. pjrobertson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :( 10.5.2 didn't solve this problem.

    I took my MP3 player into an Apple store a few weeks back, and the guy there didn't know what to do.

    I've also had a PM from another forum member saying he has the same problem...

    Come on Apple!

    p.s. - wow! Triple post. This is a good monologue! :p
     
  4. Zianac macrumors member

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    I always have to unlock them on a windows machine then move them over... it's annoying
     
  5. pjrobertson thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Booting into Windows and changing permissions doesn't work for me. After removing the 'read only' tick, it just re-appears. :(
     

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