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Why did system suddenly "lock" most of my files?

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Jan 28, 2013 5:34 PM

HELP, PLEASE!

 

Two days ago a program suddenly ran and "locked" most - 36,000 - of my user-name files.  What caused that?

 

Now when I try to open a file I get message that (I) don't have permission to view it

 

Get Info for the file shows:

that the file is unlocked,

"You can read and write."

(Me)  Priveledge is read and write.

 

I've tried:

Get Info: Clicked box for lock and then unlock - still get permission message.

 

Doing this:

Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal and copy & paste this command at the prompt

chflags -R nouchg ~/Documents

Press return.

 

Result: Selecting all files in Documents and then get info: mixed permissions.  Most files in Documents have the permission problem.

 

Note: many of my files under my user name are not in Documents.  Most of these files have the same permission problem.

 

HOW DO I UNDO THIS PROBLEM?

WHAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED IT

 

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MacBook ProCore i7

OS X 10.75

Not using Time Machine

System Preferences - Users & Groups shows me as Admin and current user

 

 

 


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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