Open your Home folder,
then get info,
in the bottom click on the lock button and enter your password, click on + and select your name,
then in the privilege select read/write,
then click on the perefrence icon beside +, apply all enclosed folder…
If the user account is not a root account then it could be that the user account’s .Trash folder is owned by root. I haven’t needed to do this so use at your own discretion, but running the following command in Terminal might do the trick.
Thanks, but it really has nothing to do with trashing a folder. When I selected create new folder under file in the Macintosh hard Drive. There is only one user, the administration account. It asks me for the password if I even create a folder.
My daughter-in-law just purchased a new Mac Pro with Lion on it. I
am on Snow Leopard, and this Lion OS is requiring a password every
time I try to add a new folder to the Mac Hard Drive.
Trying to turn this off, and I can’t find an option in the
preferences anywhere to turn this off.
Can’t find it on the apple website either, so I thought I would try
a post here.
Any answers are welcome.
I suspect the real answer is that you’re not meant to add anything to
the boot drive at the top level of a Unix system. You shouldn’t need to, although you may think “It’s my drive, I’ll put things
where I want”. As a Unix SysAdmin, when a user asks to add something
to the root directory the first thing is to find out why and then 99%
of the time to tell them to put it somewhere else.
At up to SL there are three protection methods that I know of that
could prevent you. Basic Unix permissions, Apple specific flags, and
‘sudo’ will overcome any Unix permissions restrictions and some ACL
restrictions, and that is part of what the authentication popup gives
you. ‘sudo’ from a command line won’t help you with the Apple flags
or ACLs directly, but it will allow you to change them. I would
expect any changes you made to be undone by a run of ‘Repair
I have had Lion running under VMWare for a day and haven’t explored
if there are other methods yet.