I messed up my OSX! Rights and installation

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hardliner, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. hardliner macrumors member

    hardliner

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    #1
    Dear guys,

    I think I messed up my OSX. I wanted to upgrade my EyeTV. After that, I wanted to put into the "applications"-file. Suddenly I get an error message. I don't have sufficent rights to do this.

    What does that mean? I repaired the rights with "disk utility", but it doesn't work.

    Could it be that I played with root:user?

    Please help me guys.

    (MBP, Leopard, Time Machine)
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Sounds alot like windows.... LOL.

    but your OS isnt screwed up, that I'm sure, are you using the administrator account?
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Are you using your admin account or a simple user account?

    Which Applications folder are you trying to move it to, your user's account/Applications or the top level /Applications folder?

    If you can, go a "Get Info" on the Applications folder and take a screen shot of it. Post it here so we can look at your permissions.
     
  4. hardliner thread starter macrumors member

    hardliner

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    My dear american friends. The problem "might" be solved. I made a disk repair via DVD by a new start.

    Now I can upgrade EyeTV without any problem. But anyway. I was kinda shocked seeing an error message concerning "permissions".

    What do you think? Is everything awright?

    PS: It's in German. If there is any word you don't understand, just let me now.

    PPS: It's an Admin Account.
     

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  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    If the german words mean "read and write", it looks ok.
     
  6. hardliner thread starter macrumors member

    hardliner

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