What does this mean?

sahnert

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 20, 2003
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This image in the lower left corner of a finder window. It looks like a pencil with a line through it. What does it mean/do?
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sahnert

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Original poster
Oct 20, 2003
407
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Seattle
Thanks!
Apparently it means that the selected folder is write-protected
I'm running this account as a regular user (not admin - extra security) which is why every finder window except home folder has this.
Thanks guys!
 

thewhitehart

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Jul 9, 2005
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The town without George Bailey
rtdgoldfish said:
I believe that shows up when you cannot modify the contents of a folder. Shows up when you are browsing the contents of a CD-R.
Yep. That's it. If you enable the 'Snap to Grid' option in the finder by pressing command + J, you'll also get 4 little bricks in the same location.
 

skunk

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Jun 29, 2002
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It means you have permissions set for "No Access" for that folder. You can change it by selecting the folder - or it may be the enclosing folder - and hitting Cmd+I. Down at the bottom, there's a panel for setting "Ownerships and Permissions".
 

Osarkon

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Aug 30, 2006
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Hover the mouse over it and you'll see it says 'No Changes' . I presume that means read only. just to confirm.