error message on imac, no permission to write to directory, help..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by evansville, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. evansville macrumors newbie

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    i'm a relatively new mac user, i move around in it with no problems, but when it gets technical, i'm lost. i have skitch installed, had the beta version, which expired, but when i download and try to install the latest release i get the following message.

    skitch does not have permission to write to the application's directory. Are you running off a disk image? if not, ask your system administrator for help.

    i'm lost, totally clueless, can somebody tell me how to change permissions so this will install, it's a much used application. i am just running mac like it was shipped to me, i haven't changed anything in defaults.

    thanks so much for any help you can give me. jan
     
  2. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    you user may not have write access to the fold where you're trying to install...maybe?

    Is your user set up as an administrator?
     
  3. evansville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the help...

    i finally got it working, thank you.
     
  4. gtr7 macrumors newbie

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    How did you fix the problem??

    I also have this error "Does not have permission to write to the application's directory! Are you running off a disk image? If not, ask your system administrator for help "

    when I update the problem.
     

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