How to make item info work properly for non-admin accounts?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Marky_Mark, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    I have 'show item info' checked for my desktop view options in a non-admin account, but it only shows the disk capacity, and not the free space as well. Is there a way this can be enabled?

    If I do Apple-I on my HDD, it shows the free space so it can't be that there are insufficient priviledges to calculate the space available.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    is this on a different drive or partition than the HD you can already see the info on?
     
  3. Marky_Mark thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    Nope, main internal HDD on my MBP. It has a single Mac partition

    Blue background is under my admin account; yellow is in the non admin account. As you can see, the non-admin account doesn't show free space, only the size of the disk.
     

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  4. Marky_Mark thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    I hope no-one minds me bumping this back onto page 1 - can anyone offer any advice? Is it just an undocumented feature I'll have to live with?

    Thanks for any help!
     

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