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  1. #1

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    May 16, 2008
    How do I stop Finder from asking for passwords?
    not sure if this is the correct forum, so feel free to move it..

    but anyways, quick question: how do i stop finder from asking for my password for every little thing? doing simple tasks like moving, copying and deleting files is getting to be tedious because i'm always prompted to input my password. how can i deactivate this? thanks in advance

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    ADKhikerVW's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 18, 2007
    Wilmington, NY
    15" Unibody MBP (2009), White MB (2009), iMac G4
    You can't. This is one of the features which make OS X so secure.

    Think about it, malicious software can never install itself on your system without you giving it permission to. Therefore nothing can install itself secretly in the background, because the system needs your permission to proceed.

    It's a good security feature.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    May 16, 2008

    thats ridiculous, i mean, i can understand prompting for pw's to install programs.. but moving and deleting files too? not all of us are casual users.. i dont mind sacrificing security for usability. blah. anyways, thanks for the quick reply

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 12, 2008
    I only get asked for the password when installing software.
    Moving, copying, deleting etc., no password required.
    Might be worth checking your permissions. I am the admin on my machine.
    This is how my iMac set up left the machine the day I bought it.

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    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    The Republic of Neptune
    I'm inclined to agree with neilf. It does seem the OP is getting hit unusually frequently.

    DJ... what sort of files are you copying/deleting, and from where to where?

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
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