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Locked Folders I have a Lacie 500GB hard drive and can not unlock some folders.  It will not let me change permissions and I did not lock them.  Any ides??

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    I have the same problem! Did you find a solution?

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    same happened to me. what the hell is going on?

  • anitaherz Nov 15, 2008

    Brand new lacie 500gb hard drive. I can't even back up my machine because this flippin thing is locked and apparently i don't have the key!

    Anyone know how to solve my life's problems? Well, just this one?


  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    Same problem. The silly machine has locked me out! It's less than 2 weeks old. Not impressed.

  • sylx100 Feb 28, 2009

    the same problem, the disk is locked forever.... how can i unlock that ****?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what folders are they ?

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One week ago my LaCie external disk has been locked during a system reinstallation process in which the hard drive was plugged in.  The message was that I had no permission to access it. I thought I would loose for ever all the files I have been backed up for years. But finally I have got the solution for that. There is a sofware called MacPilot (I used version 3.2.6, $20, 15-day trial) that fixes it. Once instaled, click TOOLS, then "Files&Folders" at left, then "Unlock File or Folder", press "Choose", it opens FINDER and then you click LacCie Disk. When the padlock symbol at the botton of LACie disapears, you can finally change the permissions to "read&Record". That's all, and I hope it helps. 
I recommend that you always unplug external hard drivers during system reinstallation to prevent that.

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