OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Requires Password To Delete Files?
May 26, 2012
My iMac is suddenly running slow, especially Safari and the finder is asking for the administrator password to delete some random files. I just repaired permissions so it can't be that.The iPad is fine with download speeds of 15+ Mbps vs 2 Mbps for the iMac.
I made a clean install of lion as i had a little bit of a problems after few years i was uning my iMac.. All of the issues were gone but know i got a new problem with the trash .. ¬†
Every time i delete something (i.e: a folder that i dont need any more) i requires a password.. Then instead of that folder to appear in the Trash (as it should be), it is automatically gone and do not appear in the trash! what is this but i am suspicious that is the password protection thing that is responsible for that!
Suddenly Finder keeps asking me to input my password whenever I delete a file to the trash. Emptying the trash is fine, though.I thought maybe I had clicked an option in Onyx that caused this, but having looked several times, I can't see anything in Onyx that would cause this.†I've tried repairing disk permissions using Disk Utility, with no effect.
Info:MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8 GB RAM
I'm running Mac OS X Version 10.7.4 on my iMac and am suddenly unable to simply move files to the trash.Instead, I get the following message: 'Finder wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this.'When I do enter my password, the file does not enter the Trash but seems to disappear.I tried to find ways to revert to previous settings that allowed me to move files to the trash, but had trouble doing so.How can I get my iMac to run normally?†
I was just browsing the Internet as usual, and suddenly my Mac popped up a dialog box with the message "Software Update wants to make changes", asking me for an administrator's password. I checked in the Dock and Software Update was NOT running!¬†
I clicked Cancel on the box and it popped up again 2-3 times before finally going away. Can Software Update run in the background without any user intervention now? Could it be some kind of new Mac malware?
If I send a file (images, docs, etc.) through Mail.app, and then try to trash that file through Finder, I get an error message when I attempt to empty the trash: "The operation can't be completed because "filename" is in use." I can do a secure empty trash but want to be able to use the shortcut keys. Thanks for the help.
I can't possible delete the thousands of junk files that showed up in Finder once I downloaded Maverick.¬† I can't delete more than one at a time now.¬† Why won't the highlighting stay in place on more than one file that I want to delete?
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)
I have two accounts a standard user account that I use all of the time and a separate admin account to use when I need to. Okay, so I just started my mac up and was creating some new folders and moving files from my user folder to my desktop (on my standard account). OS 10.5 comes up with a box asking for an admin password to make changes. It also does this when I try to move files to the trash. How do I fix this permissions error? (I've already tried repairing permissions and that didn't work)
I have slight problem. I am making a switch from Windows to Mac, I copied some of my old files, around 30 GB, to my new mac with the help of external HD. I placed the folder on my desktop and the problem is that, now I can't delete these copied files. When i try to delete them Mac asks for a admin password, I type the password but nothing happens the files haven't moved. I have set permission to read & write for all users. What could be the problem here? Is it that files on my old PC wher NTFS, but i copied them to mac OS X.
In the Finder window you can create Favorites - folders you want easy access to.†Now I'm ready to delete a few of these "Favorites". The Finder doesn't seem to want me to. It seems to want to trash the actual folders that these finder favorite aliases are pointing to.†How do I delete a Finder Favorite?
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 20" Apple Cinema Screen, Safari 5., Mail, Address Book 5.
In our higher education Mac computer lab, a printer may become paused (I am not sure why). But this requires an administrator password to unpause the printer, which only the admin in another building has. Is there a way to stop this type of activity? What causes a printer to become paused? Is there a way to not require admin status to continue?
My Finder has decided it wants a password for each action I want to do - eg, move files to trash. Also, two updates for programs I have cannot install for lack of permissions. (I have repaired permissions and shut down and restarted my computer.)
Can someone please help me figure out why it is that iTunes is now requiring that I enter my iTunes password seemingly every day for any new purchases I make, even though I've checked the checkbox to "remember password". I can't be sure but this behavior either started happening when I upgraded to Snow Leopard, or when I upgraded iTunes to version 9. I know this must have been addressed on these forums somewhere, but I wasn't able to come up with any thing meaningful when I did some searching for the answer.
I cannot get a solid answer on this one. Since the update it seems that safari fails to save my login info. For example I have to re-enter my username and pass for macrumors atleast once everyday. Also it seems that Safari occasionally hogs more memory and resources after extended use. Anyone else?
I used Migration Assistant to transfer apps and files from iBook G4, 10.4.11 to MacBook 10.6.2. The apps transferred and work great, except for iPhoto. I am still working on that one. The photos are in the MacBook, but I think I need to drag them into iPhoto. (?) The bigger concern is that once I found my transferred files in Users, I could not open any of the files without using my password - every time, every file. Further, even after opening the files, I cannot trash any of them without, again, using my password. Is there any way to get around this?
I tried not to use a different password when setting up the transfer, but Migration Assistant would not allow me to use the same one.
I'm running Lion 10.7.2 and have noticed in Finder that the contents of many folders aren't visible.¬† This seems to be for newer files added.¬† For example, I copied a folder from a thumb drive, into my (username) -> (Documents) folder.¬† I see that folder name, but there are no files inside.¬† When I "Get Info" about that folder, it tells me, as expected, there are 30 items, and almost a MB of data.¬† Furthermore, when I back up to SuperDuper, I can actually see what I'm looking for - all files are there in that folder and for every other folder!¬† In addition, searching in Spotlight finds any/all of the files contained within the folder.¬†My problem, again, is that no files, none, not one, are visible in various folders, yet they exist, and are retrievable, via Spotlight.¬†Should I do a disk check, or other recommended procedures?¬†
Model Name:¬†iMac¬† Model Identifier:iMac9,1¬† Processor Name:¬†¬†Intel Core 2 Duo¬† Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz¬† Number of Processors:¬†1¬† Total Number of Cores:2¬† L2 Cache:¬†6 MB¬† Memory:¬†¬†8 GB¬† Bus Speed:¬†¬†1.07 GHz
i copied a user folder from my old windows machine it was a ntfs hard dive to my dekstop. I can see the folder structure and the folder took a while to copy over but there are not files in the folders. They seem to be hidden?
Connecting to a Windows Server 2003 share via SMB has an undesirable side effect: after the SMB connection is established, all newly created files saved to the local hard drive do not appear in Finder or in application's open dialog box.Using SMB because after I upgraded a bunch of Mac Pros to Lion 10.7.4 (from 10.6.8 using Apple's latest 10.7.4 installer) these Macs can no longer connect to Windows Server 2003 shares via AFP. I tried the advice given in OS X Lion: Connecting to legacy AFP services url..., but it does not fix the problem.I can connect using SMB, but that causes an unacceptable side effect: after connecting via SMB the Macs' file system no longer displays newly created files. To repeat: If I go to (for example) TextEdit and save a newly-created file to the Desktop or to a folder, that file does not appear in the Finder or in an application's Open dialog box.†
These newly created files can be found by searching by name or using All My Files. If I click on the file in the list of found files and nudge its icon a tiny bit, the vanished file will suddenly appear in the Finder. Sometimes on Desktop when a file is made to appear by nudging only the file's name will appear. Its icon will be transparent.I can clear this problem by restarting. All vanished files will become visible. Then everything works normally until the Windows 2003 Server is accessed using SMB. Then the problem returns for all files created after that.My temporary solution is to use muCommander to access the Windows Server via SMB. muCommander does not trigger the problem.