all folders/files locked and unable to unlock

March 7, 2013 at 03:54:49
Specs: Macintosh , 4 GB
iMac 24 and 21 (network)
OSX 10.8.2

At sometime all my folders and files have become locked and I am unable to unlock them. I have repaired permissions, checked get info and the locked box is unchecked and I can read and write.
When I click on the padlock it unlocks but after closing and reopening get info it is locked again.

Some software (disktracker) requires files be unlocked.

Suggestions???


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#1
March 7, 2013 at 04:02:26
Additional info. Newly created folders/files are also automatically locked and cannot be unlocked.

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#2
March 7, 2013 at 04:19:14
Open up terminal and SU chmod 777 "volume"

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#3
March 7, 2013 at 04:21:36
Haven't used terminal therefore I have no idea what all that means.

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#4
March 7, 2013 at 04:40:13
Here's some instructions

http://www.macinstruct.com/node/415


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#5
March 7, 2013 at 04:47:49
You haven't by any change used any mac clean up utilities, or fix it apps?

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#6
March 7, 2013 at 05:03:38
I used the Mac utilities to repair permissions and I regularly (monthly) use DiskWarrior.

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#7
March 7, 2013 at 05:36:49
Like the built in "disc utility" or "Mac Utilities 2011"

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#8
March 7, 2013 at 05:46:54
It say it is ver. 13 and is found in the utilities folder installed by OSX.

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#9
March 7, 2013 at 05:48:57
I have read your reference to using the terminal. However, it looks like I would have to do this with each and ever folder/file that I have or will create. That looks like an enormous amount of work/time.

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