I recently moved to mac from a 4 year old dell. I saved all of my files from the dell on a bunch of cd's. The Mac reads the files fine, I have copied them all to a desktop folder called "old dell stuff". The files all show up in the file and are recognized appropriatly. However, if I try to delete any of them (on the mac) it asks me for my system password every time. It will delete them once I type it, but this seems like a headache. Is there any way to get around this or prevent it from happening to begin with. Thanks in advance for any help. Ed I am currently running 10.3.6 on a G5 2.5x2 if that matters.