Annoyance: Finder wants to make changes

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dumb, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. dumb macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2009
    I receive this message, every time I try to delete, or rename files., Finder wants to make changes... and asks me to enter password for authentication.
    I fixed permissions from disk utility. Also, I clicked on my userName>Get Info> Permissions and Sharing> Read & Write> Applied to Enclosed Items.

    Still asks me to authenticate. I would appreciate some help.

    P.S I did Google and those were the two recommended steps.
  2. dumb, Sep 25, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 18, 2013

    dumb thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2009
    I tried to bulk rename my photos with Name Mangeler, I have to authenticate with password for each file name change. This is driving me nuts. Help!.
  3. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    Had this problem too and just found the solution.

    Open Terminal and type:
    sudo chown $USER ~/.Trash
    My .Trash folder got assigned to root
  4. dumb thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Sorry, that did not work. Any other ideas, to fix permissions.

    I don't know much Unix but i tried sudo chown -R 777 Users/username out of desperation did not work either.
  5. Farthen macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2009
    Can you try:
    sudo chown -R $USER:staff ~
    sudo chmod -R 755 ~
    (assuming an administrator user)
  6. dumb thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Thanks guys for the help, I'd followed instruction on this article, however missed the second last paragraph.

    This command sudo chmod -RN ~ and may be a combination, of whatever I tried (seems) to have fixed he issue.

    Edit: Link to article
  7. rawvie macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2013
    You are the best

    thank you so much finely someone who know how to fix that problem

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