How to unprotect or unlock a rule on Little Snitch

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You have the Mac version of Little Snitch and you want to unlock the little lock icon on a rule, but you can't right? Clicking on the lock icon won't change it from protected to un-protected. The same thing happened to me today and I couldn't find much help, eventually I found an easy workaround.
 
To unprotect a rule on little snitch, here's what you do:
 
Little snitch won't allow you change the state of a protected rule, so if you can't actually unlock it/unprotect it. What you need to do is:
 
(1) Open up Little Snitch and duplicate the rule in question:
 
 
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(2) Disable the protected rule. 
 
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After that you can do anything you want with the new, duplicated, unprotected rule.