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Bottomsup
Jul 30, 2011, 11:43 PM
Hi

Not sure what I did but now when I delete a file it prompts me for my password and the file doesn't go into my trash folder.

Any ideas?

Thx



basher
Jul 30, 2011, 11:47 PM
What is the location of the file?

Bottomsup
Jul 31, 2011, 12:17 AM
It was in my movies folder but I created a folder on the desktop, tried to delete it, and the same think happened.

brand
Jul 31, 2011, 12:35 AM
Thats usually the cause of wonky file/folder permissions. In case your wondering wonky is a very technical word.

Bottomsup
Jul 31, 2011, 12:46 AM
Thats usually the cause of wonky file/folder permissions. In case your wondering wonky is a very technical word.

Found the problem on this site. This must be a Lion bug related to the migration utility. I migrated this account from another machine.

http://superuser.com/questions/313845/why-does-os-x-lion-ask-for-my-password-whenever-i-delete-a-file-in-my-home-direct

brand
Jul 31, 2011, 12:58 AM
I migrated this account from another machine.

That bit of information would have been helpful in your initial post. It is always best to include all of the information you can when asking for help since we have no idea what you have or have not done. If your not sure how much to include then go by more is better. It is more of a guessing game for us when next to no helpful information is provided in the original post. I'm not trying to sound like an ass but am just letting you know how to get the best help for your problems.

Bottomsup
Jul 31, 2011, 01:33 AM
That bit of information would have been helpful in your initial post. It is always best to include all of the information you can when asking for help since we have no idea what you have or have not done. If your not sure how much to include then go by more is better. It is more of a guessing game for us when next to no helpful information is provided in the original post. I'm not trying to sound like an ass but am just letting you know how to get the best help for your problems.

no worries. i understand. I swore I had deleted files before, but I'm switching back and forth between my new air and old one and must have gotten confused.

appreciate the help.

Mr. Retrofire
Jul 31, 2011, 02:55 AM
Hi

Not sure what I did but now when I delete a file it prompts me for my password and the file doesn't go into my trash folder.

Any ideas?

Thx

Has nothing to do with OS upgrades or Lion. It can happen on all versions of Mac OS X, even on Mac OS X 10.1.

My solution is:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13005577&highlight=#post13005577