Appropriate Access Privileges for Downloads

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alfc312, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. alfc312 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    I am the administrator on this computer, and every time I try downloading something from Software Updates it tells me I don't have appropriate access privileges.
    It didn't used to happen, and I've gotten by fine this year because I haven't had to download anything urgently.
    Now, I really need to download Mac OS X Update Combined 10.5.7, but it says "you do not have appropriate access privileges".

    Also, although it tells me that I can try again by finding the installer package in the finder, the package does not exist on my computer.

    I've gone to system preferences, the only user checked to administer is me, and I don't see any other option that could fix the problem...
    Any help?
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    You are the Administer but are you logged into the computer that way?
  3. alfc312 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    How do I find out if I'm logged into the computer that way? Shouldn't that be automatic, if I'm the admin?
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You should try repairing permissions on the drive using Disk Utility.
  5. maczeef macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2009
    Waimea, the Big Island
    Same problem

    I'm having a similar problem. I just got iLife 09, installed it along with Final Cut Express, then ran Software Update and it brought up a whole list but when it went to install it wouldn't do it for any of the iLife stuff; "don't have access privileges" yet the other items like FC Express went through just fine. So I saw the final advice here and ran Disk Utility, then tried it again, same thing; "don't have access privileges" ???????? Help somebody, help

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