14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2012 1:19 AM by BDAqua
Trainstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello.

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6. After copying some folders from external hard drive to PC these folders are now locked on Mac. There is no pencil in the Finder's lower left corner and there are no messages appear. I just simply can't open these folders.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Are these folders only on an external device, or where exactly?

  • 2. Re: Locked folder
    Trainstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, there are on the external HD. When i copy them to Mac HD nothing changes, still can't open folders and view files inside. Have to mention that on PC they are not locked, perfectly readable.

  • 3. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    I'm not familiar with the Pencil in the corner thing, but if you do a Get Info on that folder on the Mac, can you unlock the Lock & check or change the Permissions there?

  • 4. Re: Locked folder
    Trainstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In the Info it's not locked. I say locked because i can't open it and view files inside.

  • 5. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Hmmm, what Size does Get Info report for the folder? And did it report you had Read Privileges?

  • 6. Re: Locked folder
    Trainstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There many folders with the same problem, and they all report their actual size. They are not empty because on PC i can open them and view files.

  • 7. Re: Locked folder
    Trainstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen shot 2012-04-13 at 11.58.jpg

  • 8. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    OK do a Get Info on Chanatown folder, what Rights & privileges does it show?

  • 9. Re: Locked folder
    Trainstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i don't see any Rights & privileges in Info

    Screen shot 2012-04-21 at 11.59.jpg

  • 10. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    I'll bedarned!???

     

    Expand that bottom triangle on Sharing & permissions.

     

    To find out if it's system wide or user specific, try this...

    Open System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock, click on the little plus icon, make a new admin account, log out & into the new account.

     

    Does it work in the new account?

    What are the rightson XXS & Movies folder?

  • 11. Re: Locked folder
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    The following is not a fix for your problem but may provide some useful info...

     

    Launch Terminal (in Utilities).  Type ls -la followed by a space.  Then drag Futurama to the terminal window.  You should have a line that looks something like,

     

    ls -laed /path/to/Futurama

     

    Hit return and post the result.

  • 12. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Great info, can you explain what tis does to a n00bie?

  • 13. Re: Locked folder
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Sort of like the finder Get Info but may show a little more than the get info, particulalry in your case since that Get Info you show doesn't show the group and permissions info.

     

    If you really want to see the documentation for the ls command, in terminal type man ls and hit return, then hit return at the end of each page until it reaches the end of the information.

  • 14. Re: Locked folder
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Thanks, I've never understood any of the man *** lists, just goobedly gock without a real example of each!

     

    Then again, I only graduated from 6th grade.