I can't open the files on certain drive that is formatted as ntfs. I have Tuxera installed however. Here is an image on how they look:

The file with a lock is password protected as it should.

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Any suggestions on how to fix this? For some reason the files I can't open are somehow transparent.

  • What are the permissions of the file you are trying to access. Do a Get Info on the file. – Kassym Dorsel Oct 14 '11 at 19:40
  • I can read and write.... I should be able to access them... :( – Joze Oct 14 '11 at 20:39
  • What are the permissions on the file if you do, in Termiinal, ls -ls ? – Kassym Dorsel Oct 14 '11 at 22:11
  • These: -rwxrwxrwx@ 1 JLD staff 983217 Sep 18 13:48 NoPassLibro.pdf What do you think? – Joze Oct 14 '11 at 23:47
  • Your problem is the '@'. This means that you have extended attributes set on the file. Do a ls -l@ to see what extended attribute it is – Kassym Dorsel Oct 15 '11 at 2:27

First thing, make sure that it's no locked and that you have the correct permissions : enter image description here

If you have extended attributes you can get rid of those by doing the following :

1- Do ls -l@, under the file it will give you something like "com.apple.FinderInfo". Copy that 2- Do xattr -d com.apple.FinderInfo path/to/file

If nothing works then your last option is to sudo it : sudo open path/to/file

Also see if you can open it using a mac that those not have Tuxera installed on it.

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  • Thanks a lot. A xattr -dr com.apple.FinderInfo nameOfTheDrive did the trick. – Joze Oct 16 '11 at 9:06

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