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Keith.

This subject is as gone as far as I want it to and whilst not completely solved, I'm grateful for all the help you have given me with the it and the solution at the end is okay with me.

Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 24, 2021, 12:52:39 pm »
Keith.

Agree I do find the Terminal Commands a bit confusing I'll leave it as it is and I'll sign this subject off as  Solved.

All the best.
Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 24, 2021, 12:06:13 pm »
I'm a gluten for punishment what is the command method, I have quite a few 'locked' files on another usb stick.

Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:42:32 am »
Good Morning Keith.

Regards to the 'greyed out' delete command the 'move to the rubbish bin' is also 'greyed out' so can't do that either

I don't want to take up any more of your time on this subject. So I've decided to go through the 'locked' personal files as you suggested in Q.2. in your reply Yesterday at 12:52:25 pm. Then I'll look later at upgrading to Mint 20.1 and be more diligent in importing files to usb sticks.

Many thanks for all your help and patience on this subject.

Best regards.
Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:22:37 pm »
Keith.

Thanks for all your help and patience with this problem, before i sign it off as 'Solved' one more thing.:-

In the attachment sent with my Reply Today at 12:03:53 pm which you had to reduce the filesize. You will see that there are some parts 'greyed out' how do I 'delete' the files in this instance.

Goalie
P.S. No rush for you to reply will do tomorrow I'm going to watch TV now.

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 23, 2021, 04:29:40 pm »
I'll make note of the attachments ideal file size.

Q1. True.
Q2. I've never thought of that, see no reason why not. It will allow me to close this problem as 'Solved'.

For future reference if I have this problem again in future, is it easier to change individual files permissions Access as 'Read Only' to 'Read & Write' using the 'Open as Root' as per the attachment in Reply Today 12:03.53 pm. Or is it not as simple as that?

Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 23, 2021, 12:42:49 pm »
Keith.

Your reply 12:03.24 pm crossed in post with my reply 12:03.53 pm
My answer is True but other files on the stick are for my personal records.

Your reply 12:10.55 pm.
I had reduced the attachment in size obviously not enough, what is the proffered file size of attachments?

Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 23, 2021, 12:03:53 pm »
Keith.

Attached screenshot of dialogue box that opens after 'right' click on  1 - Mint 19.3-HOME FOLDER I notice there is a 'Open in Root' command. First time I've noticed this could this be used to 'unlock' the individual files? I  haven't done anything with this curious to know what this is.

Goalie.

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 23, 2021, 11:47:59 am »
Keith.

For got to mention when I open the locked files on PHILIPS stick and others the 'delete' is greyed out so can't 'delete' them if I wanted to.

Goalie.

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 23, 2021, 11:43:36 am »
Good Morning Keith.

Q1. Not sure where this folder is on the USB :-  '2 - MINT 19.3  HOME FOLDER - Jan 18th 2021'  See attachment of folders that show up when I open the PHILIPS stick.
       The folder 1 - Mint 19.3-HOME FOLDER -Dec 30th 2020 is the one shown on the attachment.
Q2. This was a backup for my PC however this out of date now but, still need to know how to unlock files if possible.
Q3. Yes and on other usb sticks that I have.
Q4. Can't answer for  2 - MINT 19.3  HOME FOLDER for 1 - Mint 19.3-HOME FOLDER Yes.

Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 22, 2021, 07:12:38 pm »
Keith.

Sorry for the confusion the PHILIP usb, this has other folders/files than the ones in the 1-Mint HOME folder., its those that I meant. I'll do it tomorrow need a break from this tonight.

I'm interested to know what you mean by :-  Let me know when you want to delete the USB files - just pressing "Delete" is  not enough!

Till tomorrow.

Goalie

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 22, 2021, 05:43:13 pm »
Yes makes sense I'll just have to make sure I don't delete files that aren't on the PC.

What about the Root do I have to reset back to the original settings?

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 22, 2021, 05:16:47 pm »
Good to hear I'm not interfering with your work.

Can you explain  "if all the files are already on you" Mint system, all you have to do is delete all the files on your USB stick (in a special way) and do another backup - but not the way you did it before"  especially  "USB stick (in a special way)" and "not the way you did it before"

Also will I have to get out of using Root in file manager before I attempt these moves.
 

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:56:15 pm »
Keith I forgot to ask are you working from home I don't want to take you away from your 'day job'?

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General Discussion / Re: Locked files on USB sticks in Linux Mint 19.3
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:51:53 pm »
It is a backup of my Mint system in case I mess things up when I eventually install Mint 20.1.

I've already copied example files as you suggest into Mint Desktop and can open them and modify them does this help. Attached screenshot shows the permissions of the example file mentioned. Can't understand why I can open and modify when the permissions are None in the Group Access panels.

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