Trouble with Trash

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Prash, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Prash macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2007
    Every time I drag and drop into the trash can it asks for a password. I type the password in and it automatically empties the trash can instead of storing the file in the trash. I don't remember changing any settings.

    Does anyone know how to stop it asking for a password and automatically emptying itself.
  2. Platskies macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2012
    NSW, Australia
    Have you tried repairing disk permissions in Disk Utility? (maybe another user somehow owns the items you want to throw away, or maybe even the trash itself?)

    Not sure about the trash emptying itself... maybe there's something running in the background? (try checking in System Preferences your user's Login Items)

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