Finder/ Time Machine Password?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RITZFit, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

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    I was recently pulling some files off my time machine drive and pulled one I didn't need onto my desktop so I tried to delete it, but finder asked for my password before it would do anything. I thought this was weird since the folder wasn't locked and I don't have any type of encryption setup on my files. I guess my question is does time machine put its own special kind of read/write rules on files it saves? its never asked me for a password just to delete some stuff before :confused:
    thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It does, in order to prevent the user from accidentally deleting important backups.
     
  3. RITZFit thread starter macrumors 65816

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    even after I've already copied the file over to the desktop?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    UNIX permissions stay with the files/folders - as long as they are on a drive that supports them. If you were to copy to a FAT32 drive, then back, the permissions would be gone.
     
  5. RITZFit thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I was just assuming the files would drop their time machine prefs after I copied them. I guess I was worried it was something else (malicious) try to get a hold of my p/w haha. Thanks I appreciate the info
     

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