How to Unlock Files/Folders in Bulk on Mac

2020-06-02
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Summary: This article lays out the steps Mac users can take to unlock lost files/folders in bulk just in case sometimes the data has been changed to lock after data recovery.

Since data recovery software needs root permission to access the hard drive, then it might happen to some Mac users that the retrieved data changed to locked after data recovery due to the permission issue. What compounds the problem is that Mac doesn’t support bulk edit, for users who have thousands of files/folders, it would be a daunting task to edit one by one.

Luckily, there is a simple and straightforward solution that users can use to resolve the problem. Follow the steps below to learn how to do it.

How to Unlock Files/Folders in Bulk on Mac Computer

Step 1: Create a new folder and transfer all the recovered files/folders into it.

Step 2: Right-click on the folder and click on the Get info.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the Sharing & Permissions section.unlock

Step 4: Click on the Lock button to unlock it, and then enter your admin password.

Step 5: Click on the Wheel icon and select Apply to enclosed items.apply to the enclosed items

After taking the steps, you will notice all the files/folders in the new folder have been unlocked.

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