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Old 01-25-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
Griever9976
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Folders are locked


I just copied all my folders from my External Hard Drive.

Now when I go to where I put them, the folders are locked.

I did, chmod +rw <filename>
Which gave me access to clicking on the folder but not to the contents.

Need some help, I'll try to provide any information I have.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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You need to do 'chmod -R +rw <Dirname>' to recursively change all the files within the directory
 
Old 01-25-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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Didn't work, yet again it unlocked it. I cd'd into it in Konsole and I still can't gain access to the files.

I cd'd into it and ls'd, it listed the correct files that are in there.

Then when I try to access them (Just clicking on the folder), I get into the folder but it says access denied.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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So sorry for the double post but I just want to let you know that I fixed it.

I used chown -R (new user with permission or whatever) <Directory name>

Worked like a charm, I'm hoping this helps other people.
 
  


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