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When restoring files using v6.1 from a OS 9 backup set created with a previous Retrospect version, the enclosing folder for the restore on OS 10.3 is locked.


Even though I'm logged on as administrator, the Get Info dialog indicates that Ownership and Permissions for the folder are set to Read & Write but the Locked box is checked and greyed out so unchecking is not permitted.


The folders for each restore can't be moved or trashed. How can I get rid of this clutter?

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Hi Jimpent,


You might need to try changing the owner/group of that directory with the terminal command 'chmod.' If you're like me, and not too handy with the terminal, you could use a little graphical front end for it called BatChmod which is available on VersionTracker here: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12057


Just drag and drop the folder onto the BatChmod interface and then modify the owner and group to your user account with full access.

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Actually chmod won't unlock files; locking files is an Apple file attribute, not a traditional unix thing.


The terminal command for dealing with file locks is "chflags" Type "man chflags" into Terminal, and/or visit this Apple page for more about chflags: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106237


Luckly, But BatChmod knows all about chflags and will unlock files for you without the command line.



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