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Naveen Mallikarjuna
Permissions are funny things
on Jun 22, 2010 at 3:58:25 pm

So I'm trying to move a ton of files over from a PC to a new MacPro. Many of these files are Adobe After Effects files.

When I try to open the After Effects files (which were created on a PC), the MacPro won't open them. It says it can't read them. I tried dropping the file name extension. Same result.

I then copied a file and pasted it into a new location. OS X (Snow Leopard) tells me that

"You may need to enter the name and password for an administrator on this computer to change the item named "XXXXX.aep".

When I hit "Continue" the admin login info window pops up, I enter the info, and then, wah la!, After Effects will open the file.

I realized this is the permissions, so now if I go into the GetInfo for the file, I can change the permissions by adding myself and also changing "Everybody" to "Read & Write".

So the question now is, can I do this multiple files at once, or do I have to go into each file and reconfigure the permissions?


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