Requires Administrator, while admin

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by demcee, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. demcee macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    After an update awhile ago, I've been having an issue where programs will not update without authentication, which is fine, however, some require authentication and won't offer a chance to do so.

    I am signed in as admin when this happens.

    For example, I will try to run "OnLive" (the gaming software) and the update process will fail and say the software requires administration privileges to update. I checked the settings and they are read and write for everyone (that particular program)
  2. NP3 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I would repair permissions (in disk utility). Sounds like a folder's permissions got whacked to where your account lost the ability to write.

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