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10.4: A caution on the functionality of Burn Folders
Authored by: BohrMe on Sep 18, '05 09:37:47AM
Everything should be copy-able.

No it shouldn't. Whether you want it to be or not, OS X is a multi-user operating environment. And because of that, certain security measures have to be taken so that you or another user of the computer won't muck it up or compromise the system's integrity.

One of the ways a UNIX system does that is to make certain files and/or directories rw by root or daemon or some other user whose UID is less than 50, IIRC. That's why you have to enter your administrator password when installing some software.



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10.4: A caution on the functionality of Burn Folders
Authored by: dave1212 on Sep 18, '05 11:47:12AM

I think he was talking about the Home folder. Everything should be copyable/burnable from his own user folder.

Right?

As an aside, the issue could have got me too, as I am used to Toast's behaviour (as I'm sure many Mac users are) of letting you work within the 'burn' window without affecting your actual files. Change names, icons, move to different folders, nothing in the Finder was touched.

This is odd behaviour for something that so many Mac users will expect to act like Toast. Unfortunate, although it shouldn't be any issue for Apple to figure out a fix, they don't worry about their own HIG anymore anyway.



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