Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When I use Finder to do this: - right click file - choose "duplicate"

I get asked for my password. Every. Single. Time.

I have tried every trick I could find online, up to and including repairing ACL permissions (http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how_to_resolve_user-level_permissions_issues_mac_os_x). Still no luck.

I use this feature a lot, and would very much like to het rid of the password prompt.

P.S. I have FileVault enabled

share|improve this question
    
I think this question already discussed in here superuser.com/questions/313845/… Also, take a look in here discussions.apple.com/thread/4216838?start=0&tstart=0 –  user238960 Jul 18 '13 at 10:27
    
I have tried everything in those posts. Completely baffled. If I copy and paste on the Desktop, the file is duplicated, no problem. If I use Finder, right click, Duplicate, I get the password prompt. I have checked permissions of /private/tmp and all ACL's. The demo user I have on my MacBook does not have this problem. I may just make a new user and be done with it. –  dyve Jul 24 '13 at 6:46

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I found the answer here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1577363

Somehow, "Duplicate exactly" has become the default command rather than "Duplicate".

And "Duplicate exactly" seems to require authentication.

Running defaults delete -g from Terminal and killing all Finder instances solved this for me.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.