Dropbox won't install

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  1. bad03xtreme macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I am trying to install dropbox on my iMac at work, I already installed it on my two other computers without issue but on my iMac I get this error. Any idea how to solve this? :confused:

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The obvious suggestion would be to try repairing permissions on your hard drive with Disk Utility.
     
  3. bad03xtreme, Jan 24, 2011
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    bad03xtreme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will run that and see if it helps, thanks.

    EDIT: I ran permissions repair and it gave me the same error?
     
  4. richard.mac, Jan 24, 2011
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    open Terminal and type sudo open then type the whole directory written in blue then press enter. then paste the contents here in a new post with in
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     tags.
    
    might give some clarification on which directory to change the permissions of.
     
  5. bad03xtreme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    did you reboot? maybe it was removed. try copy and pasting the directory WITHOUT the txt file name into Finder's Go to Folder (command-shift-G) and seeing if the text file is there.

    the reason i said try sudo open is because maybe the directory was inaccessible due to permissions, however now i think it can be accessed without root permissions.
     
  7. bad03xtreme thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did not reboot, I tried the go to folder and got folder not found. I can't figure out what would cause this.
     
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