Unlock all the files inside a folder

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
A bunch of files inside one folder are locked. Is there a way to mass unlock them all?
Question by:qwertq
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    in what way are they locked?
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    Select all the files or the containing folder
    Select Get Info from the file menu or type Command +I
    In the Ownership & Permissions section set the ownership to you and the permissions to read/write

    Then hit the Apply to Enclosed Items (if it is a folder)

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    ozo: their status is locked. as in you can not delete or move them without unlocking
    eoino: if i do that to all the files, one info window for each one will open. so if i have 100 files, then 100 little windows open that i have to click unlock and close each one.  thats what i am trying to avoid.
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    Accepted Solution

    In Terminal .. change directory to the relevant folder .. then enter

    chmod 777 *.*

    It will unlock All the files

    Or to take ownership of the files ..type

    chown -R username *.*
    where username is YOUR username
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    You can this Utitlity

    It's great. Changes permissiona and unlocks files.

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