Geez this was harder than I thought. I just migrated to a new hard drive and permissions aren't what they were before. I don't recall exactly, but I certainly could at least copy, and maybe move, out of the root directory or application folder without having to authenticate. But maybe I had set the computer up to run as root? I just can't recall. I couldn't find what the default permissions are for root folders, like /Applications, and for user folders at ~/Music for example. I'd like to get those set and then I could decide whether to run as root (although I can't quite recall now how I did that...aargh). I am currently the sole user and obviously the administrator, and I'm wondering if there is any big problem with running as root if I am using a home computer that requires a strong password to log on.