Duff-Man said:Duff-Man says...the simplest way is to have separate user accounts - when he empties *his* trash it does not affect yours - and if you've got your stuff in your Home folder he should not be able to access it at all....oh yeah!
Duff-Man says....oh c'mon...having to log in to a computer is a hassle? Having a userid/pw is not just a Mac thing - even PC users have to deal with it in any network environment. Tell him to get over it and that if he wants to use your computer he has to deal with it. If it is too difficult for him then you must have a total moron for a roommate/friend....oh yeah!vjmacaddict said:Creating a separate account for my roommate is not an option! He is a PC person, and the only computers in my home are all Apples and Macs!!!! From the Apple IIgs, 512K3, Classic II, LC II, SE, SE/30s (four still working perfectly, and one with 128MB of RAM!!!), PowerBook 5300c, G3 B&W (dead), PowerMac 7300/500 (G3 upgrade!!), G4 iBook .....
I tried creating a separate account for my boys, but it was too much of a hassle. So, I need to set a password for emptying the Trash. That way, I don't have to worry about the wrong files being emptied.
There must be a way to set a password for emptying the Trash??
grapes911 said:I agree with these knowledgeable posters. Creating another account is the way to go.
But if you are so against extra accounts, here's an idea: There are ways to remove the Trash from the Dock (you can search google on how to do this because I've never done it). Out of site, out of mind? You can then make an alias to the Trash and hide it some where.
Navigate to your drop box and Get Info for it. Under the Ownership & Permissions area, select "No Access" from the Others drop down list. That should prohibit your roommate from gaining acces to your drop box.vjmacaddict said:When I try to access his Drop Box, a message pops up saying, "The folder "Drop Box" could not be opened because you do not have sufficient access privileges. Why do I not have sufficient access privileges? The iBook is MY computer!! How do I fix this problem, so my roommate cannot have access to my Drop Box. I really don't need access to his Drop Box, however.
appleretailguy said:Ownership and permission has nothing to do with who owns the computer...how about you make things easier on yourself and just don't put any files into your drop box? It's set up that way so different users can share files...