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    trash can
    when i move items to the trashcan it now wants my password where as before it just let me empty the trash can any help on this
    many thanks
    dave anderson

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    Sounds like the permissions on the Trash folder are messed up. Open up the Terminal application (/Applications/Utilities) and enter the following:
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    chmod 700 ~/.Trash/
    Press enter and try again. If you're told that you don't have permissions to make this change, use sudo to make the changes:
    Code:
    sudo chmod 700 ~/.Trash/
    Press enter, type in your password (you won't see anything but the key presses are being registered) and press enter again.
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    Smile trashcan
    thank you for your help its all working fine now
    all the best
    dave anderson

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