Can't update Firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OUChevelleSS, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. OUChevelleSS macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm running OS 10.6.1 on a Core2Duo Macbook. I clean-installed from Leopard and then used migration assistant to get my stuff off a Time Machine backup. I'm also running Firefox 3.5.3.

    Firefox just released 3.5.4 and I thought I'd upgrade. However, I can't do "Check for updates" on Firefox, and when I download the update directly and try to move the Firefox to the Application folder, it says "The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access some of the items."

    I've already verified and repaired permissions to no avail. I can install or update other applications, and I am the administrator, so I don't know what the deal is. Any suggestions? Thank you.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Why not?
     
  3. OUChevelleSS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, whoops. It's grayed out.
     
  4. Nuck81 macrumors regular

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  5. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Its because you aren't logged in as an admin

    This is normal.

    Updates will be pushed to you

    This should explain more: Firefox Support

    And although your account is an admin account, it is only an admin account when you authenticate, otherwise you are a standard user
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That's what I thought, but wasn't sure. Your explanation makes sense.

    OU... Is it fixed now?
     
  7. OUChevelleSS thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I eventually just deleted Firefox and then I was able to install the newest update from the .dmg. Thanks for the help all.
     

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