problem with software update and links PLEASE READ

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by saqe, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hey and thanks for looking at my topic, i really need help becasue i really dont know what to do.

    everytime to go to update software it quits and asks me if i want to send a report. it's been like then for weeks, an i tried various times.

    i tried to download it from the site, but i have no idea how to install it sice i only been on mac for 1 month.

    also, when i get a messege on my msn that i have an emal and click on it, appleworks opens. i have no idea what to do to fix it. and it does that on every link that is on my mac (example a link on a traning program cd)

    any help at all would be appreciated.
    :confused: :confused:
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Have you repaired permissions?

    Application --> Utilities -->Disk Utility; select your hard drive and click repair permissions.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont see utilities on my applications and on finder under Go ther eis utilities.. but when i click nothing opens
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I am pretty new to Macs myself (and happy), so I cant really help, but if there is a apple store nearby you can go in and theyll help u.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how would i install the update from the site, ones i download it i open it.. and i have no clue where to click... its just a bunch of files :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    jackieonasses

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    do you go to a university? they might disable software updater..
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Scroll down ... there should be a blue folder called "Utilities." Then just select "Disk Utility," and press the "Repair Permissions" button.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no im at my house.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont have a utilities folder.. i search in applications..and its not there.. not in Macintosh HD..


    i when to the site and download idisk utility.. might this be it?.. if it is.. i cant install it.. ones i click on it it just opens folders
     
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    timnosenzo

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    That's not what you need.

    Are you the only user of the computer? It sounds like you might have a limited access account. :confused:

    Good luck,

    Tim
     

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