Unlock a volume

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2008-03-10

I have limited knowledge on a MAC OSX.  I have tried to run QuarkXPress, however, I have an error that pops up and says Cannot run QuarkXPress on a locked volume.

I have checked the premissions details and it states the owner: system; group:admin and the paddlelock is unlocked.  However, I still can not use there something else that I should be doing as well?

Please Help!
Question by:MOITExperts
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    Expert Comment

    Run the "Repair Permissions" Utility for the OS
    LVL 6

    Expert Comment

    This usually happens to me when I try to run certain applications while booted from a CD drive.

    If you are booted from a hard drive, check to be sure that Quark isn't trying to save some files to a locked volume, like a CD.
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    Accepted Solution

    If the user isn't setup to administer the computer (in System Preferences: Accounts) then you will have to either change the permissions on the QuarkExpress folder to allow everyone to read/write to it.  

    One way:
    From a terminal Window (Applications:Utilities:Terminal)
    cd <Quark Folder location>  (ie: cd /Applications\ OS9/Quarkxpress) (you can get this by type "cd " and dragging the folder onto the terminal window)
    cd ..
    chmod -R a+w QuarkXpress


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