Cant modify applications

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

  1. Mox macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    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

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    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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