[OS X TeX] All TeX files are locked!

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Wed Jul 29 18:47:20 EDT 2009

Option 1: Fix the ownership/permissions on the affected file (in the  
GUI, click on the file, press Cmd+i and look at the bottom of the  
opened pane. You will need the admin password probably.
Option 2: Repair Permissions using Disk Utility if you want to fix the  
whole disk's permissions at the same time.


On 30/07/2009, at 10:42 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> Dear all,
> I need help for some other trouble. From this afternoon on, I cannot  
> modify a TeX file (TeXShop) any more. When I want to save the file,  
> I get a first message (in French) saying:
> The file "F.tex" is locked. Do you want to overwrite it anyway?
> When i say "yes", I get a second message, saying:
> You do not have permission to save "F.tex" in the directory "so and  
> so".
> However, I can save a copy under a new name.
> What puzzles me is that happens with all TeX files from different  
> users on my Imac, but not with Excel, Word or Adobe Illustrator files.
> Any idea?
> André
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