i've looked in my preferences, but don't see where to turn off the option that would stop my G5 from telling me i can't copy or even move a file until i "authenticate" it with my password. or, on other file moves, sometimes it automatically copy a file rather than move it, even on the same drive. how do i have more control over this?
This has to do primarily with the UNIX core if your messing with files that are owned by the System or root. The only thing you can do is to enable the root account, there's an app in the utilities folder that can do this graphically or you can do this in the terminal.
Be very careful with the root account, you can accidentally corrupt the OS and have to reinstall.
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