unlocking protected files in Bridge

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by mike dixon, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Any hints on how to unlock files in Adobe Bridge? I'm using Photoshop CS2 with
    Bridge and ACR 3.3 on a PC with XP Pro.

    I think I "protected" the files in my Canon 5D while deleting most of the card.
    That protected status has been carried over to PS, and I'm now unable to rename
    the files. Bridge's help functions have been entirely unhelpful.

    It's probably one of those things that's very simple when you know how to do it,
    but I don't. Thanks for any help.
  2. I had two thoughts on this, can you put them on CF card and unlock them with the 5D?

    If you can open them with Bridge wouldn't a "save as" of some kind work?
  3. I just open up an explorer window, browse to the files, right click, select properties, then uncheck the read-only box. This happens to me when I copy files back off a cdrom to the hard-drive.

  4. Thanks, Paul. Your simple workaround took care of the problem. Thanks to Peter, too, for his suggestions. I would have tried them if an easier solution hadn't arisen.

    I'm renaming and organizing folders and renaming the 4,500+ files from my travels in Thailand and Laos over the past month. I'm looking for the fastest, easiest solutions I can get. Thank god for batch renaming--otherwise all those files would just keep the names the camera gives them.
  5. Can you batch unprotect the files or do you need to open each one individually to uncheck the read-only box?

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