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This happens not for all files. When I move or delete some of the files on my external drive Finder will ask for password. Is it due to permission set on these files ? Can I use something like Sudo when running Finder to prevent these pop ups ? The reason I'm asking is that sometimes I leave the mac running to move some files from one disk to another, just to find it on the password prompt a few hours later. Thank you.

merged by bmike Dec 20 '13 at 18:27

This question was merged with Whenever I try to delete a file in Finder I get “Finder wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this.” because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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