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Help! I'm a newbie to the Mac and have inherited a Powermac G5. I reset the machine password using startup disk and holding the C key down and chose " archive existing files".

Now I cannot acces these files --they are "locked"

Can anyone walk me thru a procedure to unlock the archived files???

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Oops... When you 'Archive' files, the system would probably use the old password to encode the archives... unless you know the pass, i think those files are history. Unless some one here know's differently.

Of course, you could ask the previous owner... maybe he/she be so kind.
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Just wondering what is the name of the archive file? I am thinking it maybe a tarball file.

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probably everything in the 'home' directory.
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I had this problem with a file

you ctrl click it.. (or right) and go to get info then in there untick locked

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