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Old 04-11-2015, 11:46 PM
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Mac - unable to change folder names and locked folder (two separate issues)

Hi,

I use an iMac at home, it's a few years old running OS X v 10.6.8

Recently I've found I can't change the names of folders on the desktop. I'm sure I used to be able to do this

Separately, there's a back up folder that I made to back up a USB drive. It's 'Locked' and the Locked line is dimmed and I can't unlock it.

Any ideas please?
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Select folder, hit return, type new folder name

If that fails

Right click folder, 'get info', change in 'name and extension'.
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Select folder, hit return, type new folder name

If that fails

Right click folder, 'get info', change in 'name and extension'.
I know how to it, problem is it no longer works (the setup does not allow me to edit folder names for some reason - it's as if the folder title is locked)

But - I've got a more serious problem with the iMac tonight (posting separately about it) so I'm not that bothered about this issue atm
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Old 13-11-2015, 01:16 PM
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UPDATE

So, I re-installed OS X from DVD and upgraded via Software Update - it's 10.6.8 now

Seems to be working fine now

BUT …

I still have the same problems with 'permissions'

e.g. from the Desktop -

can't create new folder
or change folder name

but can from inside 'Macintosh HD' volume

I'm not sure why

It seems I can write to the 'Macintosh HD' volume, but not to the desktop, although all items say 'You can read and write' on the Get Info window.

I can get by like this fine for now, but it's not ideal and I'd like to get things back to how they were, when I was freely able to write to different parts of the Mac
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Thanks Brett. Tried this but no change unfortunately
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