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Locked files and Mac OS X
Authored by: jakecollins on Jan 12, '08 04:30:31PM

Guys, guys, guys.. There is a much easier way using the GUI in 10.4. Read on.

I don't mind using terminal sometimes, but let's face it why not use the GUI if possible?

Normally if you select multiple files and then to command I you'll get a ton of windows coming up and you'll have to individually unlock each file. Here's the magic. Hold down alt and command when you press 'I'. You now only get one window showing multiple file info, meaning one or two clicks to unlock all the files in one go. Another great thing is the mulitple file info window does not even need to be closed. Once you've finished in one folder simply move to the next and select more files.

I think this is what Absorber was trying to explain in his post. He missed out the vital step of using alt and command together though. You also don't need to go to list view, it works in any finder view.

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