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    Question Trash Bin Query
    Hello,

    Wondering if you can help me here, this is a weird one for me.

    I am not 100% skilled in MAC as being a user for under a year now, but i have noticed something odd.

    OSX Lion 10.7.2

    If I drag something to my trash bin, it always ask me to enter my password to do this, which quite frankly I find a PITA !

    Now, for the last few weeks, I have deleted happilly without having to do this but up until last night when I was working, I finished, shutdown machine and went to bed.

    Back to work today, and now I am being asked for the password. This happened a few months ago as well, but stopped doing it.

    Anyone any idea what is happening? I do not have a secure empty tick in the box or anything, I just dont want to have to put a password in every time I want to trash a document or photo etc !?!?!?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Trash Bin Query
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    What are you throwing away when this happens? Some files, require elevated permissions to trash.
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Trash Bin Query

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    Tonight is was CR2 files off my Canon digital camera that I had finished editting with. Some JPGs and some PDF invoices. The majority of the stuff I ditch is photographs and files from SAGE that I have been emailing invoices out.

    Nothing application wise or anything else like that !

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    Trash Bin Query

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    Just tried to delete a jpg from my pictures folder in Finder.


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    Are you using an admin or standard account?
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Trash Bin Query

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    admin i think? I am the only user of this machine. How do I check this?

    Sorry ... not a pro mac user

    [edit] sorry just checked system ... i am using an admin account

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    Ok, I'd start with repairing permissions in disk utility (sorry, on my iPhone so hard to point you to it. It's under applications > utilities)
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Trash Bin Query

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    Doing so now Mike, will let you know the results. Thanks so far

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    OK thats done now ... there was LOADS of repairs done due to different permissions so it has completed that. I will now try to delete something lol

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    Still the same ... wants my password to delete a png file off the desktop.

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