LyleHaze wrote:AmigaDave wrote:I had to fix about 100 files that had their attributes messed up which prevented me from copying them to my System:Work/ drawer.
Two possibilities come to mind:
AIUI, unpacking things from Win or *nix will almost definitely screw up the file attributes
Recently some have had troubles unpacking things with LhA instead of the UnArc utility has caused some issues..
Not sure exactly what, but if it was designed for one and used with the other, there may be incompatibilities.
Before seeking out more difficult possibilities, I'd suggest unpacking the original archive in both LhA and unarc
to see if one works better than the other.
Thanks for the reply LyleHaze, but when I decided to change the file system of my Work: partition from SFS-00 to SFS-02, I did not compress anything, I just did a straight copy from my Work: partition to a drawer I created on my System: partition named Work (System:Work/), and then when I went to copy the contents back to the Work: partition a few minutes later when the file system was changed and a quick reboot and quick format of the Work: partition was complete, that is when I ran into about 100 files that could not be read or copied, because the "Read" attribute was gone from those files.
I don't think it was "User-Error" on my part, as I am not a complete idiot when it comes to using computers (actually I am pretty good at using computers). The fact that I am new at using OS4.x does not mean I don't know how to drag files between windows and back, unless there is something I have forgotten, or never knew that I should have known about OS4.x and copying files from one partition to another and then back again.
See you at the AmiWest Show Programming Seminar in a few weeks. Thanks for agreeing to be one of the presenters at that seminar. It is going to be great.
Edit: I do have my Work:Downloads/ drawer on that partition so maybe it was a lha problem? But the files all copied from the Work: partition to the System:Work/ drawer okay first and only had a problem on their way back to their original location when copying to the Work: partition?