I can't drag files???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GameKiller1119, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. GameKiller1119 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Pro and all of a sudden.... I can't move any files! I can't drag them to the trash... I can't drag them into different folders... can't drag icon's from the dock and so on. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Weird, I had this problem like 30 minutes ago. It happened when I unplugged my MBP from my external display to use on my couch.

    Anyway, I just restarted finder and it went back to normal. Try hitting Command+Option+Escape and relaunching finder. Another way to do this is by opening up Terminal and typing "killall Finder" (capital F in Finder)
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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  4. GameKiller1119 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I assume you tried restarting your Mac?
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ok then, try logging in under a different user account.

    Does the problem go away then?
     
  7. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a permissions problem. Do you have the proper permissions to move the files?
     
  8. GameKiller1119 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I've restarted it. I'll add a new user and see if that works now. Where would I go to change the permissions?
     
  9. GameKiller1119 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just tried logging in uder a diff name and that didn't work either.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Highlight file icon, Get Info
    Click lock at bottom, supply password
    Change permissions, relock
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I would suggest repairing permissions. If that's what you meant by changing them, okay.
     

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