System Administrator (root) user cannot delete, move or copy files using GUI Finder.

Number:rdar://51071682 Date Originated:05/23/2019
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:macOS Mojave Product Version:10.14.5
Classification:Bug Reproducible:Yes

Summary: While logged in as root user in macOS 10.14.5 it is not possible to copy, move or delete files/folders using Finder GUI. However, copying, moving and deleting  files using terminal works when using commands cp, rm and mv.

Steps to Reproduce: Enable root user, login to root account using login window. Create a file or folder and attempt to delete, copy or move using Finder GUI.

Expected Results: move, delete and copy files without finder becoming unresponsive.

Actual Results: Finder becomes unresponsive while attempting to move, copy, or delete files and folders

Version/Build: 10.14.5 (18F132)

Configuration: MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3


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