Installing software and getting "no write permission"

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

  1. LowBattery macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Do a "get info" on the Applications directory. System and admin should have read and write access.
     
  3. LowBattery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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