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    Dec 07, 2007
    Access privileges for files migrated from PC
    I'm a new Mac user, and just moved all my PC files to OS 10.5. I've been having to manually set my access privileges to "Read & Write" on most files and folders, which then allows me to save changes.

    However, this morning I discovered how to "apply all" when I make changes to a folder (in theory allowing myself to save changes to all files and folders in Documents), and now, when I go to save changes, I get a new error message: that I need to overwrite the original file, and that I do not have privileges to do so.

    What's happening, and how can I make it stop? Why can't I just save my files without trouble like I used to?

    Patience thinning,

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    May 22, 2005
    Closer than you think.
    Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3
    How are you moving files?

    LAN, Mass Storage Device or Removable Media

    If you burn them to CD/DVD they should be freed of any permissions. Then they will assume the parent folders permissions on copy. You should copy them to your users home folder.

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