Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2010
    Posts
    14
    Password requirement for every frikkin thing!
    I just bought a new unibody Macbook Pro 15 inch 2010. Untill now, everything seemed to be good, but after I insterted a dvd, in which i put my files from windows 7 (pictures, some documents, videos...), every frikking thing i do, mac is asking my password. it makes me so mad that i am about to throw it out of the window. i copy the files from dvd and even after i eject the dvd i am not able to move it, rename it, nothing, nothing, without the password. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, HELP ME GUYS!!!

  2. #2

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,735
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Are you told what the password is for? There should be a "Details" dropdown (not sure what else to call this) that should tell you what is looking for authentication. You also say that you cannot move or rename "it" - is this the DVD, the files on the DVD or something else?
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    107
    Specs:
    MBP 15"matt, 2.8GHz, 500GB, 4GB RAM
    If I'm right, it'll be because it is a windows file with some sort of lock feature on it. It'll need the password for the windows machine too IIRC.

    You'll need to change the sharing and permissions to read and write.

    (click file, cmd+i, read and write)

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2010
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Are you told what the password is for? There should be a "Details" dropdown (not sure what else to call this) that should tell you what is looking for authentication. You also say that you cannot move or rename "it" - is this the DVD, the files on the DVD or something else?
    http://www.shrani.si/f/3Y/HQ/5wq2V5V...10-11-03-a.png

    this happens when i try to delete the file i just coppied from dvd to desktop.

    about renaming and moving: this happens to files that are coppied from dvd to mac.

  5. #5

    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    Have you tried repairing permissions with Disk Utility?
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  6. #6


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2010
    Posts
    14
    havent crossed my mind and dont know how to use it, since i'm a first time mac user

  7. #7

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    19,735
    Specs:
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Looks like you don't have permissions to change any of the files in that folder. Right click the folder > Get Info > at the bottom is the "Sharing & Permissions" section > for your user, change the privilege to "Read & Write".
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2010
    Posts
    14
    thank u thank u thank u thank u thank u!!!! this helped. so, this will happen only to files transfered from windows right? anyway, im very happy that this got sorded out. peace!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. remove password requirement for 8.0
    By Pat1000oaks in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-24-2014, 05:32 PM
  2. How to disable requirement to enter password
    By MYmacROX in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-28-2013, 01:46 AM
  3. Is there a way to disable the incessant password requirement?
    By dotdotdot in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-14-2013, 10:13 AM
  4. I need to end password requirement to print
    By lesnorvell in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-04-2011, 10:23 PM
  5. Can I disable login/password requirement in 10.5?
    By johnwd5 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-29-2010, 04:40 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •