Password To Move To Trash?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Joe-M, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Joe-M macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Out of the blue, whenever I try to move anything to trash on my Mac, it asks for my password. When I type it in, the item is automatically removed. I'm using OS 10.8.4 on both the Mac and on my MacAir. I don't have the problem on the Air. There the item is moved to the trash icon where it sits until I remove it. That's the way it always was on the Mac until recently. I've tried to find settings that would allow me to use the trash the way I'm used to but can't.

    I know it's not a real big deal, just annoying that I have to put in my password to trash anything.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Joe-M thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2011
  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    You can attempt to goto Macintosh HD > Users , then select your user account home folder and press COMMAND I, which will bring up an information pane about your home folder, at the bottom it says Sharing and Permissions, click the triangle next to that to expand the user list.

    Make sure next to YOUR USER ACCOUNT that Read & Write are selected. if not click the Lock icon below that pane, enter your admin info and then ensure Read & Write are selected next to yours. then click the lock icon again and restart.

    Going to Disk Utility and selecting the Macintosh HD volume (the indented one) and clicking first aid > repair permissions may also help in addition to the above process.

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