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i find that if i attempt to ls on a folder after transferring the folder from windows 7 to osx via a FAT32 drive, i am unable to get a directory listing.

I've tried the following:

  1. attempted to change permissions on the file via "get info"

  2. sudo chmod u=rwx myfolder/ and sudo chmod a+rx myfolder/ - to no avail

  3. sudo ls seems to work, but I don't know why I have to invoke sudo

Thanks for any help, jml

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