Help Transfering Files from PC

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by edward-k, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. edward-k macrumors member

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    I recently moved to mac from a 4 year old dell. I saved all of my files from the dell on a bunch of cd's. The Mac reads the files fine, I have copied them all to a desktop folder called "old dell stuff". The files all show up in the file and are recognized appropriatly. However, if I try to delete any of them (on the mac) it asks me for my system password every time. It will delete them once I type it, but this seems like a headache. Is there any way to get around this or prevent it from happening to begin with. Thanks in advance for any help. Ed

    I am currently running 10.3.6 on a G5 2.5x2 if that matters.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It seems that your files or perhaps your "old dell stuff" folder does not have the proper permissions. Click on the folder and then press [Apple]-I for Get Info. Scan down to Ownership & Permissions:. If you don't see it, click the triangle to reveal the You can: pop-up menu. Select Read & Write from the pop-up. You should also click the triangle next to Details: Click the padlock. Change Owner: to your account.
     

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