Cannot replace a folder/app

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SchneiderMan, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

    SchneiderMan

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    #1
    I don't know why I'm having issues replacing and updating an app on my admin account. I tried replacing an app and I get this error message about permissions when I set full read and write permissions on my account which is an admin account.

    Anyone please?

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  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    #2
    Move the old app to the trash.
    Then just copy the new one in.
     
  3. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

    SchneiderMan

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    #3
    Yes but surely there is a problem right? Thanks :)
     
  4. Hal Itosis, Nov 9, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010

    Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    #4
    I guess you're replacing a Toast.app bundle via drag-n-drop in Finder... is that right?

    If so, the problem is probably that there is an item (or items) inside that Toast.app bundle for which your user's write access is being restricted somehow. Not all that unusual.

    Just guessing of course... as i can't see inside it from here. Typically some items may be owned by root (and admin group was given no write permission) or owner not granted write access on specific items.

    If it is Toast in your /Applications folder, maybe this will find something:

    find -x /Applications/Toast* \( -not -user $LOGNAME -or -not -perm +200 -or -flags uchg \) -ls


    As i indicated, it's not unheard of... so it's not necessarily a problem.
     

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