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Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:07:23 PM »
Hi,
Working usually whith 10.6.8 ...
Trying to copy a file to 10.11 , was asked to authenticate, thought it was the password login  to 10.11 , but it's not : -(
What password is this ... where to fnd ?

Thanks

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 07:21:15 PM »
Are these different computers or different partitions on one computer?

It should be your regular Admin password for the computer you are copying to.

Have you searched Keychain?
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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 12:56:43 AM »
Partitions on one computer...

Tryed password i used login to 10.11...doesn't work   :wallbash:

Never used keychain...don't know how to use it :Thinking:

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 06:18:29 AM »
Start by reading Manage passwords using keychains on Mac and follow the links.
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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 09:23:26 AM »
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don't know how to use it
Hopefully, you used it without noticing.

Do you normally have to enter that password when you first start up the Mac? Or, perhaps, after the screen saver has started up?
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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 10:02:48 AM »
On the 10.6 partition there's no password...on 10.11 there's one just after start up.

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 02:10:35 PM »
First, be sure you are booted into the macOS El Capitan, 10.11 partition. "About This Mac" should confirm that for you. :)
Look at the Get Info dialog of the file you are trying to move. A screen capture of that dialog would be great, also. :thumbup:

Is that file locked?

If you click on the little "lock" icon (lower, right-hand corner of the dialog), do you get the same 'authentication' dialog?
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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 03:43:17 PM »
I'm trying to copy from 10.6 to 10 .11 .....

f you click on the little "lock" icon (lower, right-hand corner of the dialog), do you get the same 'authentication' dialog?

Yes ..get the same

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 05:30:00 PM »
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Yes ..get the same
OK, that confirms the password request is coming from your booted partition.

Last question: What is the "booted partition"? The "About This Mac" will tell you what OS you are using, among other things. What does it show?

Mine shows 10.14.6 (see below), yours may look a bit different and should show 10.6 or 10.11, of course.
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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 05:36:27 PM »
The boot partiion is 10.6.8....

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2020, 09:02:02 PM »
OK, so you are being asked for the password on that OS, I think you said there is no password on 10.6, but the computer seems to believe there is.

Have you checked Keychain yet on that partition?
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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2020, 03:25:45 AM »
Yes...no password on 10.6

How to use key chain...?

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2020, 08:58:01 AM »
What should i look for...?

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Re: Copying from two partions 10.6.8 and 10.11 ...
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2020, 09:35:11 AM »
OneTwoThree more questions:
1. What happens if you just press Return three times in that authentication request?
2. How are you booting into the 10.6 partition?
3. Is it happening automatically or do you have to select it among other choices?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 09:55:05 AM by Xairbusdriver »
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