• There is no sharing and permissions tab present in the "get info" pane.
  • Using "sudo chflags nouchg [filename]" on the file has no effect though also throws no errors in the terminal
  • Trying to delete the file or rename it or in any other way change it seems to be prevented because it is locked

Looks like you need to boot into single-user mode. See this thread on the forums at macosxhints.com

  • this worked perfectly for me, thanks – Bryan Schuetz Jul 15 '09 at 18:11

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