Administrative Privileges Problem

Crazysah

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Mar 17, 2007
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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
 

minifridge1138

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Jun 26, 2010
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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
It sounds like the new user account does not have admin rights.
 

Crazysah

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Original poster
Mar 17, 2007
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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.
 

dakhein

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Aug 24, 2011
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NorCal, USA
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.
 

Crazysah

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