Applications :: Won't Unlock .Mov Files / Can't Export Or Save

Feb 1, 2009

I've purchased a series of Tutorial DVDs from and now wanted to be able to see the movie tutorial files in my Archos player on my way to work. To do that I must encode the files on a different codec.

The thing is the quicktime .mov files have some kind of protection that won't let me export or save the files.

Is there any software that can unlock the .mov files? Or a workaround on this matter.

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Applications :: Pages 09 Hangs On Save / Export

Oct 15, 2009

The title says it all. Pages 09 is intermittently hanging (spinning beachball) when I try to save or export a document. It doesn't happen EVERY time, so I can't reproduce it, but it's happened several times in the past few days. I'm running Snow Leopard on an original Intel iMac. Everything is updated to the latest versions. What might be causing this or how to stop it?

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Jan 11, 2009

im trying to export some mpeg files with quicktime pro to avi but when it finish the avi file have no sound.

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Mar 5, 2009

I had this app a while ago that I could use to save a full page in Safari (scrolled down to the bottom) and export it as a PDF, but I forgot the name of the app and I'd really like it back.

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Sep 2, 2014

My problem its pretty simple. When I choose "Desktop folder" as destination to import/export in my applications, the entire app freezes.

For example: If i want to open a photo which are in "desktop" with photoshop with the "Open..." option, the "choose destination" pop-up window that appear freezes and I have to Force Quit. If i choose another folder, nothing happens. 

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Aug 26, 2008

I have a playlist in iTunes and I wanna export the list so I can show people what my play list is, if I export it as plain text or xml it just shows code, is their anyway to save the playlist in a readable format?

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Oct 1, 2009

I imported my photo collection into iPhoto. I wanted to know if there was a way I could make changes i.e. enhance function on the photos and then do a "save as" to another individual file as opposed to saving it in the main, big iphoto file. I couldn't find a way to do that through iPhoto.

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OS X :: Can I Unlock All Files Together

Jul 20, 2010

I have two accounts in my mac, I decided to transfer them all into one user, therefore I deleted one of the user. I have ticked not to delete the home folder and this cause a file named "XXXXX (deleted)" exists. I tried to drag the "XXXX (deleted)" into my home folder. But I cannot open anything. I knew I could solve it by setting in "Get Info". But it takes me millions of years, because there are lot's of files.

Could I rebuild the account before to move those folders?

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Applications :: How Can I Save Files From Carbon Copy Cloner

Oct 12, 2009

how does it save your files? is it like Time Machine that keeps on saving until you max out your space? or it just clones your current files only when you instruct it?the reason why I am asking is that I am planning to have 3 partitions on my external
hard drive (1 TB)

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OS X :: How Do I Unlock Files In NAS Drive

Mar 16, 2010

I hope I am in the correct forum for this.

I have 2 macs (G4 1250) on a network with a Buffalo NAS Linkstation Pro Duo which most of the time works perfectly. However when one of the macs crashes some files on the NAS are locked and can not be written to. The get info permissions says either ' you can read only' or sometimes 'you have custom access' and offers no way of changing it.

I would be quite happy to turn off permissions as there are no other computers and no internet connection to this network. Otherwise if someone could tell me how to unlock the files I would be very grateful.
I am running OS 10.5.5

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Oct 11, 2008

In dreaded Microsoft word I use "Save As", then click "Options" and there is the option to save my file with a password so that my kids can't get in and muck up my business writing.

I can't see "Options" under "Save as" but I'm just trialling iWorks (full iWorks disc arrives next week).

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Apr 4, 2010

I'm getting tons of issues opening, saving, and editing files in Microsoft Excel. My checkbook is basically unrecoverable. Files saved give errors that they are read only or the same name as a read only file, despite not being read only. Opening

Quote: Finance_Spreadsheet.xls cannot be accessed. The file may be read only or you may be trying to access a read-only location. Or the server the document is stored on may not be responding......

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Applications :: Auto Save Pages Files In Word.doc Format?

Apr 9, 2010

Is there a way to automatically save "pages" files in word.doc format, or do you have to do it manually each time? I sure can't find a setting to do what I want.

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Applications :: Edit In IMovie/Export 2 GarageBand - Export To IMovie Upload To YouTube?

Jan 16, 2010

So i've recently gotten in the uploading to YouTube craze with my Flip Mino HD but i'm not too happy at the way i've been doing this and am hoping there is an easier way.

As of late i've been importing what i film into iMovie. In iMovie i'll edit the video to my liking. In iMovie i'll "export" to the media browser so it'll show up in GarageBand. Then i'll open GarageBand and edit my film further, dealing with sound; adding music. After that i'll export it as a .MOV to my desktop. Then i'll open iMovie again and import that .MOV file and from there in iMovie will have it upload to YouTube in its original HD format.

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Mar 21, 2012

I just got a new macbook pro, and when I popped my old secondary hard drive in, I notice that half of my mp3 files are now shown with a little lock next to them. I can manually un lock them one at a time, but I'm a professional DJ, and I have thousands of files. how to unlock an entire directory in one fell swoop? I didn't lock them to begin with, so this is aggravating. 

I cannot save bpm or cue points to files while they're locked. My serato scratch live software will also not save overviews while they're locked. 

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: How To Batch Unlock Numerous Files Within Subfolders/folders/directory?

Mar 14, 2008


I have a folder with numerous subfolders, each containing numerous files that i would like to batch unlock (vs tediously unlocking each individual folder).

failed attempts involve:

- tried the following terminal action: sudo chflags -R nouchg ( as suggested on this website ( but it did not work.

I did not try the other suggestions on the website because it started getting really complicated and i was afraid to do something that may cause damage/delete my files

- tried unlocking the folders and subfolders, however each individual file within the corresponding folder/subfolders remained locked

Partial but suboptimal solutions tried:
- i found a partial but not optimal solution to my problem on this site:

however, the option-command-I will only allow me to unlock files each subfolder at a time (as i need to actually highlight the files themselves).

is there a way where i could just unlock all the folder/subfolders/files within an entire directory in one fell swoop?

My system:

- the new MBP running Mac OS X 10.5.2

i am a new mac user and i apologize in advance if there is some simple solution to this problem that i have yet failed to discover,

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Restored Files Are Locked And Can't Unlock Them?

Apr 12, 2012

After upgrading to an SSD, i was having problems with restoring files from Timemachine. i fiexed that by naming my ssd drive the same as the drive that was backedup using time machine. now, i can't seem to edite any of the files restored in Documents from the backup. not can i edit or add content inside the folders withing documents. i dont know whats going on. they appear lock and there is no way to unlock them. it says i will need to duplicate the items! 

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Unlock Time Machine Song Files

Dec 4, 2014

Awhile back I installed a wonderfully speedy SSD in my mid-2009 MBP.  I used Time Machine to "restore" my stuff.  I thought it odd that after that, song files would come up as "locked"...after awhile I realized that EVERY song file in the iTunes Library was now "locked".  The FOLDERS are NOT locked, but all the mp3 files within each folder ARE locked. 

I know, of course, that "command-i" and uncheck the locked box works on each individual file, but how do I do this on the entire library?  Is that even possible?  The tedium of opening every single folder and unlocking every file individually would be insane.  Is there any way to select the iTunes Music folder and have all the files in all subfolders "unlocked" at once?

MacBook Pro

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QuickTime :: Export Sometimes Makes .xip Files?

Feb 21, 2012

The subject line says it all. When I export files with Quicktime Pro, it sometimes creates a .xip file with the .mov file. The key word is 'sometimes'. I just exported 43 files with the exact same settings, and eight of them ended up with .xip files.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2.5 GHz, 4 GB

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Applications :: Unlock Secure PDF's?

May 6, 2010

Basically trying to write a paper on Euro vs. Dollar and have a freely available paper but it is locked so I'm unable to print it off. Find it much easier to print off and make annotations and highlight then simply read off the screen so was wondering if anyone had any ideas how I can print the file?

I found an app but it was shareware and $25 and as I'm a student that isn't really an option for a single citation. Would be very grateful if anyone has any answers.

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May 25, 2012

I am trying to save reworked raw and psd files as jpegs into a seagate hd and I'm getting an error message that reads no permission or authnorization to save. The hd was used on my pc and i need to use it between my pc at work and my mac at home.What can i do to use one hard drive with the two machines?


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Applications :: Won't Install Apps After Unlock Website

Feb 16, 2009

I'm trying to unlock my little brother's macbook so he can put Pandora Jam on it. I figured out how to unlock websites, but can't figure out how to let him install apps.

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Final Cut Pro X :: 10.1.3 - Export Audio As Separate Files From Multicam Clip

Aug 27, 2014

I've been trying to to export my Audio from FCPX 10.1.3 as Separate Files (per Roles) from a Multicam clip but it stops and freezes after exporting the first Audio track listed in the export setting. Example:

I have a Multicam clip with 3 Audio Roles (Bob, John and Marc, all assigned to their Audio Roles).When i export Audio as Roles (separate files), i then select all the Roles i want to export: Marc + John + Bob. It will export up to 35% or so and freeze.Then i look in the Finder location of the export to see the audio of Marc only.

If i put John + Marc + Bob, i will see the Audio for John only and so on.If (i have to at this point) i cancel the export, the audio file gets deleted and i get nothing out of FCP. Is there a way to export Audio as Separate Roles file from a Multicam clip or do i need to add all the Audio clip separately from the Multicam on the Timeline?

I'm adding the audio in the Multicam clip so that, if i want to remove a chunk of video from the timeline, The audio attached to it will also be removed and everything stays sync'ed after the cut i made. 

I tried Detaching the Audio from the Main Timeline.  I then get the Audio but still in a "multi cam" bundle.  When i select that and look in the Inspector, i see all the Roles but i can't Export like i want to. 

OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), Final Cut Pro X (10.1.3)

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Aug 26, 2014

Adobe reader will not open pdf files I have saved as, or, export as pdf to my desktop (latest Maverick). The same file does open when I am on the source website (i.e. user manuals etc.). Why?

iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)

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Applications :: Garageband MP3 Export?

Jul 23, 2008

in the last two days, when i make something in garageband and i want to export to disk. before i would choose my desktop and after normalizing and would put a mp3 on my desktop. recently when i do this, it normalizes the track...but it just stops after mp3 on my desktop....i have to send it to itunes now and then pull it out of itunes to have an mp3....what is going on?

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Feb 8, 2012

This week my mac pro started to become flaky. Apps that I use all the time, started having problems saving, then they started having problems opening files. I could drag and drop files on an app and they would open. Cmd+S would sometimes save, sometimes not. If I closed the window without saving, I'd get the warning prompt, select OK to save and the file would save.  Printing started flaking. Page setup comes up with a blank dialog, with Printer settings pulldown blank. Trying to print, either nothing would happen or the app would crash.  I have run disk verfy - everything checks out. I have repaired permissions, I have run techtool pro. Nothing works. I have done a Cmd-Opt click to start apps for a fresh prefs file. It seems to have started with one app and is showing up in others, mostly Adobe/Microsoft apps, but now Open Office, too.  I've had and diagnosed many macs over the years, but this one's got me perplexed.  I've got Sophos Antivirus and nothing has been detected..

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core / 8GB RAM

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Feb 20, 2012

Up to now it hasn't bothered me much, but today I wanted to download iBank 4 Quick Start Guide. When I clicked on the link for the guide, Safari went to a pdf page and displayed the first page of the pdf. When I selected "Save As" it gave me a name for the file and the download destination. When I said OK, I got this error: The document “iBank_4_Quick_Start.pdf” could not be exported as “iBank_4_Quick_Start”. This happens for every pdf page I try to download. I get an error every time. The only work around I've found has been to right click (control click) on the button that takes you to the pdf file and select "Save linked file to the desktop" Safari used to allow you do a "Save As" for all pdf's.

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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ICloud :: Save Files To It?

Mar 18, 2012

I'm not clear how do you save a keynote presentation made on MAC to icloud? When it was mobile me, you could drag it to a folder or SYNC from one fo the folders where you stored it.

Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Safari :: It Won't Save PDF Files

May 13, 2012

When I try to save a "pdf" doccument, I get the following: The document “xxxx.pdf” could not be exported as “xxxx.pdf”.  

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), New Mac mini -- mid 2011

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How can I save documents on iCloud? and is it possible for them to be updated, saved and backed-up automatically?

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