desktop is locked

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sourmash, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. sourmash macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    Somehow my desktop has become locked every time I try to move an app. onto it or delete or rename an icon it tells me the desktop cannot be modified.Sometimes it asks me for an administrative name and password but when I enter it nothing happens.This is my kids account so it is not an administrative account.I dont know if that makes a diifference.
  2. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    open finder
    highlight desktop
    press command>I or file>get info
    check the 'Ownership and Permissions' section
    make sure everything is set to read and write etc

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