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10.7: Setting duration before files are locked System 10.7
As you know, Lion locks files that have not been changed for 2 weeks, so that you have to unlock them before editing them.

There is a control to change the length of time before a file is 'locked' by Lion.

In System Preferences » Time Machine » Options, there is a control to set the length of time after the last edit before files are locked.

The options are 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks (default), 1 month, 1 year.

I presume that there's a corresponding plist setting that you can 'defaults write' to values not in the dropdown list.

[crarko adds: This is one of those things that's obvious once you know about it, but probably wouldn't think to look for it under Time Machine preferences if you didn't.]
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10.7: Setting duration before files are locked
Authored by: MtnBiker on Jan 23, '12 09:31:16AM

Thank you. This was annoying but I hadn't gone looking for a fix yet.

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10.7: Setting duration before files are locked
Authored by: Dave Emme on Jan 23, '12 10:54:22AM

Now it just needs one more choice: "Never".

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10.7: Setting duration before files are locked
Authored by: marksch on Jan 23, '12 03:44:46PM

Is there a way to turn this bug off entirely?

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10.7: Setting duration before files are locked
Authored by: kenm22 on Jan 23, '12 09:02:02PM

This "feature" has a check box next to it, presumably to turn it off.



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10.7: Setting duration before files are locked
Authored by: raphaeladidas on Jan 24, '12 12:24:02PM

I can confirm if you uncheck that box you don't have to worry about this issue again.



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