Setting Read and Write Rights

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Xandman, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Xandman

    Xandman New Member

    Dec 28, 2009
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    I just switched to Mac. After transferring my files from our ftp site to my Mac, I noticed a lot of my files only opened as READ ONLY. I searched the net and found a solution but it only limited to one document per processing.


    I have 10 files. I select one file, then command+I and change the rights, then I have to repeat this to every file I have which is over 1000 docs/xls files. Now, I tried doing it per folder but the folder is already in read & write. I tried to doing it by selecting multiple files but it opens per file selected so its still the same thing.

    I was wondering if there was an easier way of doing this since it would really be time consuming for me especially since I edit a lot of docs/xls each day. Maybe theres a harder way yet will fix everything all at once?
  2. Chito Limson

    Chito Limson Unfrozen…
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    Apr 16, 2007
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    Miles ahead of you
    When you open the folder and select 'Get Info' (or Command-I), you'll see a separate window for that folder showing the attributes of the folder. Click on the small 'wheel' or 'gear' thing at the bottom of that attributes window and click on 'Apply to enclosed items'.
  3. dryxzzz

    dryxzzz Active Member

    Aug 19, 2008
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    P8, QC

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