Cant modify applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mox, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Mox macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    I just got a new Macbook today and its really nice!

    However, I have a small problem. I want to add certain files to a folder inside one of my applications, and I get a message that reads:

    "The item '(name of item)' could not be moved because '(name of folder)' cannot be modified".

    I realize that this is an issue of who has permission to access and modify files, but Im the only user on this Mac so far, and nothing I do seems to grant me access. How do I fix this problem?

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    If you rename the application, removing the .app extension, you should be able to copy files inside. Once you're done, just re-add the extension and it will turn back into an application.
  3. Mox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2008
    I have solved the problem. It appears I hadnt installed the application properly. Im just new to Mac OS!! Many thanks!

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