Can't move files in Lightroom 4.2RC

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I am running Lightroom 4.2RC on a Mac Pro (4,1) OSX 10.6.8. After images are imported, in the Library Module I want to reorganize into sub-folders. When I try to move the files in Lightroom, I get an error from some (most but not all) of the files that "Files could not be moved to the selected destination.” It is not a permission problem and the catalog has been optimized. Anyone have any ideas?
Gerald Van Kollenburg
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after seeing the error, what happens if you try the move again with the files that failed to move?
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Here's the story:

There are 750 files from a vacation shoot I did in Santa Fe that I imported into Lightroom 4.1RC.

First, I selected a series of about 50 from Taos Pueblo, created a sub-folder, and was able to move them right into the folder wth no problem whatsoever. They are still in that sub-folder

Then, I created another sub-folder for some photos I did in Albuquerque during the trip. I selected the 33 shots from there and tried to move them into the sub-folder. 1 file moved right in, the other 32 would not move and the error I got was "file could not be moved to the selected destination."
I tried it several times with the same exact results.
I moved the 1 file back, deleted the sub-folder, and made another sub-folder with a different title. When I tried moving the 33 files, the same single file moved right in, but the remaining 32 cannot be moved.

I made sure all of the read/write permissions of all the files were good and tried the same thing with the same results.
Today, after I read the repy, I tried it again with exactly the same results. After I got the error, I tried again several times with the same result.

Any help would be appreciated.
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From Gerald again:
I just noticed (and separately tested) that the file that moves right in is a TIFF file created by editing one of the NEFs in Photoshop.
I edited another NEF and saved it as a TIFF, and it too moves into the new sub-folder, but the remaining files (which are all NEFs) do not.

Oddly enough, the 50 files from Taos Pueblo that I originally and successfully moved into a sub-folder are a mix of NEFs and TIFFs.
Gerald
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From Gerald again:

I just figured why the files do not move. On my Mac, using the Info function I found that they are all marked "locked." When I unlocked them, they successfully moved.

What I don't know is what caused them all to be locked? I did not lock any files. Somehow, Lightroom locked them.

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Hi Gerald,

Glad to hear you figured out the problem.

Regarding how they got locked, I'm not sure. When you did the original import, were you importing from a card and copying to your hard drive? Or were the images already on your hard drive, and you just imported them at their existing location?

Becky
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I imported them directly from a card. None of the files were locked while in the camera.