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  1. #1

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    Apr 19, 2011
    lion all locked up
    I got a new imac about a month ago. lion was pre installed.
    now every doc or file og=f any kind is locked. the message i get is
    i have not opened the file for a long time so it is now locked. very easy to unlock,
    sure, but annoying to get this message. what i have done so far is clicked the
    folder where the file is, get info, opened the lock. this does not change anything.
    note that i can open anything easily. i just can't do anything till i unlock it.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    That's the default behavior in Lion. You can't change it. When it states a file is locked and do you want to unlock it, reply yes and it should unlock. Also, it should only do that with certain applications. For example: It will lock Textedit files and iWork files but not MS Office files.

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