Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to Paul_227)
Doesn't ask for a password for me.
I would try:
- restart if you haven't already
- Boot into your recovery partition (restart, hold down ⌘R until you see the Apple logo), and use Disk Utility to repair your hard drive. Repair permissions too while you're there. OS X: About OS X Recovery
- Try a safe boot (restart, hold down shift until you see the Apple logo). If this eliminates the symptom, then you know the problem is with some third-party software you have installed. Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?
- Try a test user account: Isolating an issue by using another user account
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to Paul_227)
It depends what folder you are trying to edit, if you're in the User Library, you'll get a request to confirm that you are the admin.
Look at the permissions of your folder.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to arthur)
I did try a restart. This is a fresh install of Mavericks on a new hard disk installed by Apple, and updated with the latest updates. It is in the middle of a large restore, so I will wait to try the other suggestions. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to TheSmokeMonster)
The folder is a sub-folder within Pictures that was created during a restore. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to Paul_227)
I am able to create a folder or change the name of a folder that is within a folder that I created without a password. It is when I try to create or change the name of a folder within a folder that was created by the restore software that it requires a password. The Sharing & Permissions look to be the same on both of those folders. Maybe there is a hidden attribute that I can't see...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2014 6:16 PM (in response to Paul_227)
Finder started asking me for a password two weeks after I installed Maverick 10.9.1; I had not installed any new software. Rebooting didn't help.