Specific folder requires authentication for some actions?!?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlessAndDestroy, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. BlessAndDestroy macrumors newbie

    BlessAndDestroy

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    Hey all, I'm new here but hoping I can find some helpful information for a new problem I have with OS X. Earlier today, I noticed that my Transmission was failing to download some torrents I was snatching. Transmission couldn't create the folders I was telling it to create for new CDs in my MUSIC folder. When I looked into the problem, I noticed that I no longer had the option to create new folders and several other modification options. I created a new folder on the desktop and dragged it into the misbehaving MUSIC folder and my MacBook asked me for my password to "authenticate". What's going on? I have not encountered this issue before and it is only effecting the MUSIC folder; all of the sub-folders are functioning correctly. Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance!
     
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like permissions got changed somehow. Could be something else, but that's what I would look into first.

    If you are familiar with Terminal, you probably know how to do that easily.

    If not, it's not that bad:

    Code:
    $ cd /Users/Yourusername/directory your music folder is in; ls -lt
    
    This should show you the owners of each directory in there. I would use the -lt option for ls because it shows you in order of date modified. If the folder is under the highest level of your home directory, you don't need that last part up there in the code tags.
     
  3. illy123 macrumors member

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    Under Sharing, and File Sharing is there a chance you have that folder set to read-only for your account?
     
  4. BlessAndDestroy thread starter macrumors newbie

    BlessAndDestroy

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    OMG, that was totally it. I just noticed the minimized "Sharing and Permissions" tab at the very bottom of the "Show Info" sidebar. I feel like a total noob. I'm still curious as to how that seting was changed to begin with. Anyways, problem solved. Thanks guys!
     
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Glad to hear that it was a simple solution! :)
     

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