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Why do all files from a SMB share mounted on OSX are locked, generating Opearation not permiteted on some commands?

I have a Windows 7 x64 machine is providing a share.

The OS X 10.6 machine has mounted this share into /Volumes/share. I tested and I can add, delete and modify files from it using Finder or Midnight Commander.

Still, from some tools are failing to run giving errors like Operation not permitted.

The cause is the locked flag. I found that find /Volumes/share -flags uchg.

It seams the all the files that were modified from the OS X to get this flag by default.

Why is this happening (it shouldn't) and how to solve the problem? (probably requires modification of /etc/smb.conf)

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I found a solution at http://www.stanford.edu/group/macosxsig/blog/2010/01/snow_leopard_samba_and_nt_acl.html

This feature/bug is specific to Snow Leopard - OS X 10.6.

Modify /etc/smb.conf and add

[global]
acl check permissions = no
nt acl support = no

Do not forget to restart samba, or reboot after this.

To detect all locked files run:

find /path -flags uchg

To remove all locks from existing files run:

chflags -R nouchg /path/
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Realise this is an old q but hopefully this will help someone who ends up here.

I was having a similar problem on OSX 10.8.4. I managed to solve it by disabling indexing on the drive which contained the shared folder on the Windows 7 machine.

On Windows 7 "Computer" screen right-click the drive, go to Properties. Un-check "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed..." Then click OK and in the popup choose "Apply changes to drive, subfolders and files"

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