ML 10.8.4 update: Ask Mommy Permission To Empty Trash....

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MaxPower72, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

    MaxPower72

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    Hi everybody, I just updated to ML 10.8.4 and I got the "type the PSWD to empty the trash thing" that Apple is doing to protect us from ourselves overlooking the fact that not all of us suffer from attention deficit while operating their own computers....
    I tried several methods so far but without success.
    and I can't stand this pop up window ....
    thank you for your help!:)
     

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  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I've never seen that pop up with 10.8.4, so I dunno how to help.

    Do you have multiple users?
     
  3. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I don't have multiple users. It all happened after I installed the update and restarted the MBP.
    It's really annoying, because I am constantly moving files and deleting stuff and I have to type the PSWD all the time...
     
  4. benwiggy, Jun 19, 2013
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    benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    I haven't seen this on my two Macs, nor heard other reports of it, so the good news is that it can probably be fixed.

    Where/what are the files that you are trying to delete? In your user domain, or somewhere else? Does this happen every time you empty the trash, no matter what the trashed file are or where they came from?
    If the OS update has indeed caused this, then it might be a rare occasion when running Repair Permissions in Disk Utility might do something useful.

    Err.. No. While you should not normally need authorisation to empty the trash, the system of authorisation is a Good Thing™, and one of the reasons that OS X enjoys such a high reputation for security. Windows bolted on a similar concept (UAC) to stem the tide of malware.

    It informs YOU that a user process wants to do something it's not normally allowed to. This should give you a moment to think about it. It's not so the computer can protect you from yourself, but so YOU can protect your computer.

    Almost no one, however expert, would advise running OS X in a state where the user (and by extension all apps and processes) has free and full access to every part of the disk. It's unnecessary and dangerous.

    But if you want to do that, I can show you how. I guarantee you'll be back here with bigger problems if you do, though.
     
  5. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this before. I believe repairing permissions via Disk Utility fixed it. I might also have deleted the .Trash folder and let the system recreate it. Can't quite recall.
     
  6. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried already the permission repair and it didn't work. I tried a script and it didn't work. I have Admin status on my MBP and never had to type the PSWD regardless of the type of file before the update.

    I understand the safety issue but it should be an option rather than being forced upon without giving the freedom to choose. I've been a Mac user for 16 yrs and never deleted anything I shouldn't have.

    thank you for your input though
     
  7. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    You most likely have some file corruption. Reformatting the drive and reinstalling the OS will likely solve the issue for you.
     
  8. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I've never experienced that pop-up.

    Doesn't seem to be a system problem, and I'm also running 10.8.4 on MBP.
     
  9. chown33 macrumors 604

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    What was the script, exactly? Where did you get it (post its URL)?


    Copy and paste this exact command-line into a Terminal window:
    Code:
    ls -lea ~ ; id
    
    Then copy and paste the complete resulting output into a reply post.

    Depending on what appears in the result, I may have additional command-lines to copy and paste into a Terminal window.
     
  10. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used the script that's in this exact discussion thread and it didn't work.
    This pop up window is driving me crazy, I have to create a folder on the desktop where I can move all the files I have to delete and then at the end of the day move that folder to the trash so I have to type the PSWD just once ...
    I'll try the other command in the terminal and post the result

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    I don't think so because I will have to reinstall the update too and I will have to deal with it again I'm afraid...
    Everything was working fine until I updated ML...:mad:
     
  11. chown33 macrumors 604

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    If you mean this:
    Code:
    sudo chown -R root:admin /Applications
    
    that's a command, not a script.

    There are several different commands posted in that thread. Each one does different things.

    I would not expect the above command to have any effect on an authentication dialog that appears only when emptying the trash. Some of the other commands given in that thread might, or they might not.

    In order to diagnose the problem on your disk, we need to know exactly what's on your disk regarding the trash folders. That's why I gave the commands I did. Post the information when you have it.
     
  12. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Problem Solved, these commands did it for me.
    Thank you all for your help!
     

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