Please describe the problem.

git annex unlock myfolder will unlock all files inside (`find myfolder -type l' returns nothing).

Yet, git annex whereis myfolder shows those files are not in current repo.

Meanwhile, those files also reside in a remote. git-annex-whereis does show there is a copy in that remote.

Note that dropping files in current repo (git annex drop) and re-getting (git annex get) does download the files from that remote. However, a subsequent git annext whereis again shows 1 copy --- at that remote only.

Because you have 2 repositories with the same annex.uuid, which is not allowed. Fix your misconfigured repo to not have the same annex.uuid and that won't happen. done --Joey

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Same as described above.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

Lubuntu 15.10 git annex 5.20151019

Please provide any additional information below.

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Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

Yes, git annex is wonderful.