Finder asks for password when deleting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shinji, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Finder sometimes asks for the admin password when dragging an app to the trash. Very rarely, but it did happen just now on the trial for liquid ledger.

    Why would the password be needed? The app was just located in /Applications/.
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Any time the user you're logged in as does not have full permissions for the item you'll get asked for a password. If there are other users on your computer, perhaps the software was installed by one of them; I think the default for the Applications folder is only read and execute for users other than the one who installed it.

    The same can happen if the app has an installer regardless of who installs it, depending on how it's set up.

    If you're curious, you can always do a "get info" and see who owns it and who has permission to do what.
  3. shinji thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Yeah that's what I thought was weird since I installed it and I'm the only user, and it has no installer.

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