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All My Files Locked???

Postby kaddy on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:56 am

Hi guys. I just installed mint elyssa gnome, and have got a minor problem.
i'll probly figure it out by the time somebody posts a solution as im still putting my backup on here, but.....

I have all my backup on cd/dvd's, as soon as i copied them to my install, all my files are locked and i cannot
move or delete them. I don't want to delete them, i know how to do that, but Why the heck are they all locked???
and how do i remove the lock on all these files? I tried copying the same backup to my other computer which has Mint Darnya gnome on it,
and it didn't have this problem with having the files locked.... so it must be something to do with Elyssa..... a bug maybe?
Anyways, How do i remove the lock so i can do what i like with my files......
I tried running nautilus as root and changing permisions on the files to read/write..... but for some reason, it changed back and doesn't save it.
HELP!!??? :)

thanx :)
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Re: All My Files Locked???

Postby kaddy on Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:11 am

Ah, Nevermind. Fixed it.
I did the nautilus as root user again, and made sure the permissions
were set to create/delete and read/write permissions and applied it to
enclosed folders and it worked :)
silly me.
hope that helps somebody else ;)

don't know why my backup shows up as read only on this, and on my other puter, it doesn't
have that restriction :s
but ahwell. its all good now :)
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Re: All My Files Locked???

Postby rivenought on Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:16 am

I was about to suggest checking the permissions, but I see you got it figured out. Excellent!

I have done my file transfers with a flash drive. I do not have much, so it is easy to do. I have not had this permissions problem yet, but I have read about it. Glad you are up and running!
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Re: All My Files Locked???

Postby 118118eddie on Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:03 pm

strangely enough, i had the same problem with transferring files from one ubuntu hardy box to another ubuntu hardy box and also my mint 5 box. so its probably to do with the permissions from which the files originated?

i'm not sure how it works but it appears to happen to me if i transfer files from a cd or usb flash drive. strange :roll:
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