How can I make a folder and all of its contents readonly to myself?

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I just want to protect a folder against myself accidentally changing something in it. The best I've come up with so far is to compress it, which makes a .zip file, then make the zip readonly. Then each time I want to read it uncompress the zip. After I read the files I can trash the uncompressed version and the zip will still be there unchanged. But it would be better if there were a way to change the permission on every file in the directory to readonly in one step.
 
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If you want to protect the data against unintended modifications by yourself, then make sure you have backups of that data.
Second option is to store those files on a password protected USB memory stick ( ie. Ironkey )
Why would you make life complicated ?

Unless you are like me .... I can resist anything except temptation. :)

Cheers ... McBie
 
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Do a Get Info on the folder. Click the lock. Change access to Read Only.
Click the little gear icon - drop-down - Apply to Enclosed Items.

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Thanks that's exactly what I want. I overlooked the gear icon.
 

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