Permission issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EAH22, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. EAH22 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2006
    I'm in my admin account, but I keep getting this error when I run a particular application. I have spoken with the software company's tech support, but they are not sure what the issue is at this point.... If I give myself root privileges could that help? How would I go about doing so?



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  2. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    To fix the problem you need to:

    1. Find out where the activation files are
    2. Modify the permissions on the folder where they reside (of the files themselves)

    To give yourself root access, you could login as root and try to do what you are doing or run the Application as root.

    However, that will not fix the problem. You need to fix the permissions. You will need to work with the company or do some digging yourself.

    EDIT: I noticed in your other thread that you had a disc in your machine with the same icon. Are you running the software from the disc? If so, that may explain why it can't modify the files, because they are on an optical disc which is read only.
  3. tbertran macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2009
    A shot in the dark: repair your permissions (in Disk Utility).
    You'd be surprised how it sometimes fixes stuff you didn't even know was broken! ;)

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