Problem with App updates on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cmhall9, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just tried to update Google Chrome. After I drag the Chrome icon to the dentition directory I get an error message that the file already exists. I can skip, replace or keep both. If I select replace it will not allow the update. If I keep both a second icon is created with the number 2 after it. "Google Chrome 2" This works but now I have a second copy of the program.
    This is also accruing to Plug-ins I try to update.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What is the "dentition" directory?
    What if you, after a second copy has been created, delete the first one via CMD+Backspace (the one without the "2").
    Have you checked Finder > select "Applications" folder >> GET INFO >>> Sharing & Permissions yet?
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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried to search for the original file but all I can find is "Google Chrome 2." And if I try to rename it by removing the 2 it says a file "Google Chrome" already exists.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    To find system files via Finder, that can't be found via Spotlight:
     
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  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great videos.

    I was able to find the "Google Chrome" app and delete it. I was then able to renamed the second one.

    Thanks.
     

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