Cant delete some desktop files as standard user

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GaresTaylan, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    Hey everyone. Some of our Macs within our enterprise environment are running OSX 10.7 and 10.8. Whats odd, is with these versions of the OS we've noticed that some times we cant delete certain files from the user's desktop.

    They are standard users and cant be made administrators. The machine is bound to Active Directory and the user account is managed/mobile in system preferences.

    Quark for example can crash and leave a log on the desktop and it will delete fine. But then they can take a screenshot which autosaves to the desktop and that file wants admin rights to be deleted.

    Has anyone else come across this? If so, what did you do to fix?
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    What are the file attributes of these files? Run "ls -lae ~/Desktop" in the Terminal to see owner, attributes and ACLs.

    I don't know too much about AD, other than it's always mentioned when things don't work.

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