Installing software and getting "no write permission"

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LowBattery, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. LowBattery macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    Hello! Thanks for reading this. I'm not especially computer literate, so please be patient. :)

    I'm trying to install software on my MacBook. When I select my hard drive applications folder for installation, I get this message:
    I am on the admin account, so I don't know why it's giving me this.

    In my weak understanding of computers, I thought perhaps I could repair disk permissions. After running that, I ended up with a gazillion errors, mostly related to my wireless printer, but the following, as well:
    I don't know if that relates or not. :eek:

    How can I give myself permission to install programs in my hard drive applications folder?
    Where else should I install this program (and does it matter)?

    Thank you so very much!

    If you know iTunes, would you also take a look at this thread of mine, which didn't get much traffic?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Do a "get info" on the Applications directory. System and admin should have read and write access.
  3. LowBattery thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    Thank you so much! System showed up, but not me. I added myself (sounds rather arrogant, yes?) and gave myself read and write permissions.

    Thanks again!

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