Strange Desktop Security Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by parrothead, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. parrothead macrumors 6502a

    parrothead

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    #1
    First let me apologize if this has been covered I have been out to sea for a month and havent been keeping up with things.

    Last week I came home and ran software update and got my Powerbook 1.25 running panther up to speed. Ever since then I have been having extremely frustrating problems when trying to rename files/delete files/copy/paste/etc. It mostly happens when the folder/file is on the desktop, but has happened other places too. The message that comes up says something like I haven't authenticated this folder or something. So I end up having to get info and go down to the permissions area. it is always read only and I have to change to read/write. Sometimes it asks for my admin password and sometimes it does not.

    Can anyone tell me what is going on here? Will a simple repair permissions work (just occured to me while writing this :rolleyes: ) or is it some new security feature that I can turn off?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    #3
    I agree. Repairing the Permissions and if that doesn't help, a run of the cron scripts might. Use MacJanitor, or Cocktail, or any other number of programs to make the scripts run.

    They run normally, BTW, at 3:00AM. Same time as the Newton for housekeeping things, interestingly enough.
     
  4. parrothead thread starter macrumors 6502a

    parrothead

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    Thanks for the info. I run macjanitor once a week and just tried repairing permissions last night. So far it seems like that fixed everything. :)
     

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