Password when Deleting Files w/ Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by underdog1924, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. underdog1924 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2015
    This morning I used the Grab tool to take a picture of a file I was working on. When I went to put the file in the trash I am asked for my password. I put in the password and it would initially say I didn't have permission. I changed the permissions under "Get Info" but nothing changed. I am now unable to delete any files. I've also tried repairing permissions using Disk Utility.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?
  2. underdog1924 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2015
    Found an issue that is probably related.

    Noticed now that when I try to save a new file (Microsoft Word document for example), I get an error that states that the drive is write protected or full. Neither of which are true. The saving and deleting issue only happens when trying to work with files on the desktop. Any other location works fine.
  3. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
  4. underdog1924 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2015
  5. dsemf macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2014
    Open a terminal window and enter ls -l (l is lowercase ell, not uppercase i)

    You should see all of your top level directories. They should all look like the following:

    drwx------+ 9 xxx staff 306 Jan 13 17:39 Desktop

    where xxx is you logon id.

    Some of the directories may have the additional r and x characters in the first column.

    If the permissions and owner look ok, do a ls -le

    Look for the Desktop line. Under it should be a single line with the following:

    0: group:everyone deny delete


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