Can't drag and drop on certain folders within Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GreeneGirl7, May 17, 2005.

  1. GreeneGirl7 macrumors regular

    GreeneGirl7

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    #1
    I just updated my eMac from 10.2.8 to 10.3.9. I've done all the software updates, and I did the erase and install and made my sister the admin and only user. She has a PC, and she burned a lot of picture files and audio onto CDs and is transferring them to the eMac. She dragged the files created on the PC from the CD into a new folder on the Mac. Now she can't drag and drop between the folders on the computer in Finder. It keeps asking her to authenticate it and says the folder can't be modified. Does she have to create all new folders and drag and drop each single file from the burned CD?

    Also, she tried downloading DivX and installed it. I wasn't around. She said it seemed to work but now when we open it it just tries to install again. She keeps getting asked for her password a lot just trying to move things around in Finder.

    Anyone have suggestions or know what might be causing it?
     
  2. GreeneGirl7 thread starter macrumors regular

    GreeneGirl7

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    Thanks for the response! Sorry I didn't say in the post that I have already repaired permissions. I have also made sure that my sister is set as the owner and that everything is "read and write".
     
  3. GOODKARMABAND macrumors newbie

    GOODKARMABAND

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    Help! I have the same problem!!!! Just suddenly.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Did you perhaps notice that the thread is from 2005! Reviving a 10 year old thread has to be a record.
    It sounds like a permission issue, but repairing permissions only does something for system files.
    what version of osx are you running? what system?
     
  5. GOODKARMABAND macrumors newbie

    GOODKARMABAND

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    Ha ha didn't notice that.. I'm running version 10.9.5 I found a work around, what I did was copy and pasted the folder, I was then able to drag and drop the copied version into a folder, then erased the original versions.
     

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