Can't install anything...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bagleyb, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. bagleyb macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2005
    I'm having a problem where I can't install anything. Last week, I downloaded software for my Harmony 880 remote that had an install package. When I went to install it, I was asked which drive, and then given the button in the lower right to install. I selected install, and the button was just greyed out after that.

    I didn't think much about it at the time. I figured it was just a corrupted download, and I'd re-download later.

    However, last night I was prompted with the iTunes update and it did the same thing. It shows in the software update, and I hit install at the lower right. The button goes grey once selected, and the install never launches. I tried a few other apps with install packages and the same thing happens.

    I've repaired the permissions and a ran some of the other typical solutions usually given here, but I'm still not able to install anything.

    Anyone ever seen this before?
  2. wngraham macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I had the same problem a year or so ago. Turns out I'd somehow renamed my Home folder. Check that first....

  3. bagleyb thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Home folder wasn't renamed. I'm at a loss here.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Can you see the Installer program in Applications > Utilities? I had a friend who accidentally wiped out his whole Utilities folder.
  5. bagleyb thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Yes, the installer application is there. In fact, Installer launches when I hit the install button. It's almost like the box where you have to accept the license agreement is being surpressed.

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