Administrative Privileges Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Crazysah, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Crazysah macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    So when my friend gave me his laptop to use for a few months he also gave me admin access to the computer on a new user account.

    The problem I'm having is that I can't install programs/install newer versions. I'm trying to install Google Chrome and every time I move the install icon into the applications folder it gives me this error:
    The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items. How do I change this?

    I'm using Mac OS X 10.5.8.

    Thanks,
    Crazysah
     
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    It sounds like the new user account does not have admin rights.
     
  3. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    Mar 17, 2007
    #3
    The thing is, he did give me admin rights. Even in the user accounts section it does say Admin under my account.

    The thing is, I can install new programs (so delete and install) but I can't replace existing applications.
     
  4. dakhein macrumors member

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    NorCal, USA
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    Try checking the folder permissions or running Disk Utility - Repair Permissions. Get Info from Applications folder should list "admin" as Read & Write as well. If not click the Lock icon to initiate change process.
     
  5. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    Mar 17, 2007
    #5
    Repair permissions? What exactly does that do? I'll check the Applications Folder and let you know.
     

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