Password on trash?

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  1. NewEyesOpen macrumors regular

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    #1
    This hasn't happened to me before, but this evening every time I want to move something into the trash, it asks for my account password.

    How can I disable this?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Could be a permissions issue that got out of whack. Head to Disk Utility and run the verify/repair permissions to see if it helps.
     
  3. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I just finished running that and it said the disk was okay.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    How long has this been going on? Install anything recently? Have you tried a reboot?

    If that doesn't resolve it, type in the following command into Terminal and post the results here.
    Code:
    ls -la | grep ".Trash/"
    (That's a lowercase L at the start and after the -.)

    For comparison, my output looks like,
    Code:
    drwx------   2 angelwatt  staff    68B Aug  9 18:34 .Trash/
     
  5. NewEyesOpen thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, I'll try a reboot first and see what happens after that.
     

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