Lion….I've got the same issues:
Moving a file requires a password.
Deleting a file requires a password.
Moving a Folder is denied because I don't have permission to "access some items".
I have the double "everyone" & "custom" privileges on a file info check.
Brand new MacBookPro 15"
I performed a clean install (with a 3 pass wide) last weekend.
Why? because "Migration Assistant" brought over Another weird POA problem (In both Snow Leopard & Lion) where Safari would not load the certificate items in The Page for logging on to MobileMe Mail & Calendar. The other MM services were fine. Same for Amazon account page. That page was totally unformatted bunch of left justified blue hyperlinks. When I logged onto my Mac with another user ID everything is fine.
There are others with the same problem… Finally after a couple of case calls and visits to the Apple store (don't say anything!)…. I had to wipe and install for peace of mid.
Sorry to digress……
After the wipe and bringing select files over from Time Capsule, I started seeing this error.
First I thought it was a Lion "feature" that I didn't understand…. Then I went looking and found this Post.
I suspect that some of my permission problems are from restoring Time Machine files. Why. Time Machine had recent backups of nothing from right after the install…. When I went to the date where my Doc's Pic's and whatnot were the Genie Bar on the right turned Purple and all the folders had the Red Circle minus sign in the lower right corner. "Permission Problems".. Plus I could not click to the file level.. only folders.
So folder by folder I brought the files in and changed privileges to make me the owner and have R&W. My backup User ID and password were exactly the same when I migrated, but I did not change the "machine name".
The problem Does Not seem to happen with newly created documents.
I have to conclude that my issue is with files/folders restored from Time Machine.
I thought I had the backup covered twice. On top of Time Machine, I formatted a LaCie 1T drive and Dropped all the files to the drive.
Get this… I should have noticed something was up with the LaCie when I was copying the files. It just took too long… Hours.
After the reinstall, I went to the LaCie and it was JackedUp. Folders were there but no files. Un believable. So Time Machine was my only source.
Because of all this &^()@#, I have not installed ANY 3rd party utilities. Zip.
No Microsoft Office. Zip. Only my Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, add-ons and Apple Pages.
I've been using Mac's a very long time. In IT before the Internet and the PC. Today, going into the bowels … root / terminal/ chon, etc… on my own… Ain't my Bag. Too many bad things can happen. Gotta know Cold that it's going to fix and not add more issues.
So…. Once again.
I opened up a case today. The call lasted 90 min., mostly with Sr. Advisors.
He was very diligent.
However the problem could not be resolved.
The call ended with a System dump for engineering along with many screen shots.
If I hear back, I'll report.
If anyone has more info, I'd love to read about it.
Thanks for reading.