Moved files to new user, now requires password to e.g. delete files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johannnn, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. johannnn macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    Sweden
    #1
    I created a new user with admin rights (mountain lion). I went to /Users/ in Finder, right clicked on my old admin user, chose Get Info, under Sharing & Permission I added my new user to Read & Write so that I got access to all the files. I then copied all the Desktop/Download/Documents stuff to my new user.
    Problem is, every time I want to do something with a file from the old user, e.g. move it to trash, it requires admin password.

    Anyone heard of this problem? Did I do something wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I assume that the files are still owned by the old admin user. The new user simply has read/write access.

    To check this, login as the new admin user. Open Terminal (in Utilities) and paste in the following, and then press return:

    Code:
    ls -l ~/Documents/
    Please post the output.
     
  3. johannnn thread starter macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    #3
    Thanks, yep the problem was ownership :) Actually there is a fix in the Get info -> Sharing & Permission window, just click the down-arrow in the bottom and choose Make x the owner.
     

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