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  • GTMA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jon: the problem I had was not confined to .Trash but to pretty much everything. Once I'd sorted it (a very long way around) I discovered that the problem recurred - preferences weren't sticking (a bit like your problem), and even dropbox folders were affected. So I followed leece's hint above, and downloaded BatChmod, and applied the settings that leece recommends, and IT WORKED. PERFECTLY. Something is screwing up settings. It's not to do with e.g. synching to external hard drives (which I do) because my dropbox folder is untouched by those. So I don't know what the cause is, but leece's solution is quick, easy, reliable, and works. Try it.

     

    Leece - thank YOU!

  • Jon Leslie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay this worked, I cant believe I over looked this!!! Thanks, but I am still trying to figure out how to get my computer to recognize the preferences that I have set for safari and all my other programs. When I close down all my windows and such and then reboot, it reboots right back to where I was before. It opens up all the windows that I worked on before. The computer keeps opening up iTunes and I have to go back through and accept terms even though I did that earlier yesterday. Then it has Safari opened with all the websites that I have visited previously in the past. Then it opens up Photoshop with old files that I had worked on awhile back. So I go back into my preferences and it was like I didnt even change them. So I went ahead and changed what I wanted and shutdown my computer and turned it back on. All of a sudden my computer booted right back to where it was and opened all the window ignoring my preferences. So I was told to check a box in the shutdown window which was an option to use if I did not want the windows to open back up on restart. I did that but it ignored that and opened up everything that I had opened up previously and now I am back too the begining of a non ending battle with Lion.

     

    Though the BatChmod worked for me. I am very happy that it forced the permission back to me. This is a keeper...

     

    I would like help with the other issue though if I am able to get that.

  • Jon Leslie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry but this did not work sudo chown yourusername .Trash.

    But this did BatChmod

    AJSpinDrift wrote:

     

    Since upgrading to Lion, OS X has started promting for a password when deleting files and folders on my main 'Macintish HD'. I have tried restoring disk permissions, but it made no difference and the Sharing & Permissions are set to Read & Write.

     

    Creating and deleting files on other disks does not require a password.

     

    When Lion requests a password when deleting files, it deletes the file/folder, but does not place it in the Trash.

     

    Has anyone found a suitable fix for this?


  • annefrombarrow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked fine for me.  Just type carefully, folks, you are messing with system files.  My problem didn't start right away, it actually started after running the repair permission utility in an effort to get my printer back on line after installing Lion.  That apparently must have moved ownership of my Trash?!?

  • Jon Leslie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I had other problems that developed along with the trash. My entire permissions was screwed up. I did exaclty what I was supposed to do with the chow thingy did not work. I did not have permission to do anything on this computer. When I did fix it, it, went right back to the same problems. You must of had a different bug problem than me. Not only that but I was just have a permission problem with the .trash, but when I would reboot it went right back to where it was the day before.

     

    Its kinda like, when someone gets hit by a car and that somone ends up with brain damage and they wake up from acoma... They can only remember before the accident and as the day goes on they remember everything through out the day. Then when they go to bed and wake up the following morning they only remember everything before the accident and dont remember anything afterwards. Thats kinda what my computer was doing.

     

    When I downoaded BatChmod, that fixed all of my problems, I dont know what went wrong, even people at apple could not figure it out. But BatChmod fixed not only the permissions but that weird bug that my computer was having a problem with. I wasnt miss typing anything or did anything wrong, its just that sudo chown thing did not work for my computer...

     

    Again sorry, it was not the best solution for me...

  • Jon Leslie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have reoposted this cause when I used the BatChmod it fixed everything on my computer... I redid the BatChmod and right after I did that I rebooted my computer without doing anything else and it worked perfectly!

     

     

    Okay this worked, I cant believe I over looked this!!! Thanks, but I am still trying to figure out how to get my computer to recognize the preferences that I have set for safari and all my other programs. When I close down all my windows and such and then reboot, it reboots right back to where I was before. It opens up all the windows that I worked on before. The computer keeps opening up iTunes and I have to go back through and accept terms even though I did that earlier yesterday. Then it has Safari opened with all the websites that I have visited previously in the past. Then it opens up Photoshop with old files that I had worked on awhile back. So I go back into my preferences and it was like I didnt even change them. So I went ahead and changed what I wanted and shutdown my computer and turned it back on. All of a sudden my computer booted right back to where it was and opened all the window ignoring my preferences. So I was told to check a box in the shutdown window which was an option to use if I did not want the windows to open back up on restart. I did that but it ignored that and opened up everything that I had opened up previously and now I am back too the begining of a non ending battle with Lion.

     

    Though the BatChmod worked for me. I am very happy that it forced the permission back to me. This is a keeper...

     

    I would like help with the other issue though if I am able to get that.

  • not.a.switcher.never owned.one Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DUDE!  thank you so much for helping me fix this annoying problem!  worked seemlessly in terminal.

  • Jon Leslie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Which solution worked, the BatChmod or the chow thing?

  • not.a.switcher.never owned.one Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The chow worked

  • stijlbureau Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Leece,

    Thanx man, I downloaded the BatChmod app, did like you instructed,  and this worked fantastic.

    You are a hero!

    Kind regards,

    Eric

  • wotan129 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The command "sudo chown username .Trash" will - in essence - still work but needs a minor modification since you need to run it from the administrative account.

     

    Here is the revised command to be run from a terminal session with the administrative account for a non-administrative Trash folder:

     

    sudo chown username ~username/.Trash

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards,

    -jp

  • Thomas Halenbeck Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)

    I hit this thread as I had as well a strange permissions problem with my Lion Server Installation. While I am sure that BatChmod would do the trick, I believed that the key to solve my permissions problem was the "Clear ACLs" checkmark and I tried just the simple command line hint from hiatts

     

    chmod -R -N <directory> against directories containing files with messed up permissions (may your home dir) solved the issue.

     

    I wish back the Snow Leopard/MobileMe times. Since Lion/iCloud I have to fight a new problem every week

  • Tom in London Level 4 Level 4 (1,610 points)

    Jotta wrote:

     

    it's easy as taking candy from a kid. Not that I did that.

    as long as you didn't give candy to a kid.

     

    This batchmod thing sounds like the Holy Grail for Lion. Must give it a try the next time I can be bothered firing up my other Mac - the one that has Lion on it.

  • guy_doing_stuff_11 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    For some reason, the ACL reset never worked for me when I did it on restart, with command-R and so forth.

     

    In fact, I tried ever other solution in this thread, and each had some problem that kept it from working. I moved files to a new directory, I changed their permissions on and off, I spread all kinds of badness with the "apply to enclosed items", and I tried some of the Terminal sequences but they always gave errors.

     

    But when I did it your way -- with "sudo chmod -R -N ~" in Terminal, it fixed everything, and now I can delete files. Thanks. I even called Apple and asked about this chmod, and they said it's the same as doing the ACL reset on restart. But it worked better. All good.

  • Izabajigga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem, every time I tried to put something in the trash it would ask me for my password, I downloaded this BatChmod and set everything like you did and it worked perfectly! thanks a lot!