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I cannot place the new Firefox in my Applications folder.

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Currently, Firefox 3.0.11 is installed; not sure why newer versions have not been installed but finally decided to download the latest version on my (home) MacBookPro (Mac OS X 10.6.5). When I try to drag the icon to my Applications folder and click "replace", I get the message:

The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.

I am the owner and only user. Help!

Currently, Firefox 3.0.11 is installed; not sure why newer versions have not been installed but finally decided to download the latest version on my (home) MacBookPro (Mac OS X 10.6.5). When I try to drag the icon to my Applications folder and click "replace", I get the message: The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items. I am the owner and only user. Help!

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Just once or twice

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cor-el
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  • Download a new copy of the Firefox program: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html
  • Trash the current Firefox application to do a clean (re)install.
  • Install the new version that you have downloaded.

Your profile data is stored elsewhere in the Firefox Profile Folder, so you won't lose your bookmarks and other personal data.

* Download a new copy of the Firefox program: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html * Trash the current Firefox application to do a clean (re)install. * Install the new version that you have downloaded. Your profile data is stored elsewhere in the [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox Firefox Profile Folder], so you won't lose your bookmarks and other personal data.