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cannot upgrade says no sufficient previleges

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tried to upload the newest firefox onto my mac OS X 10.5.8 and says there is not sufficient preivileges to upgrade. please advise.

tried to upload the newest firefox onto my mac OS X 10.5.8 and says there is not sufficient preivileges to upgrade. please advise.

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Every time Firefox opened

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I tried to upgrade

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091201 Firefox/3.5.6

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cor-el
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If you have problems with updating or with the permissions then easiest is to download the full version and trash the currently installed version to do a clean install of the new version.

Download a new copy of the Firefox program and save the DMG file to the desktop

  • 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.

If you have problems with updating or with the permissions then easiest is to download the full version and trash the currently installed version to do a clean install of the new version. Download a new copy of the Firefox program and save the DMG file to the desktop * Firefox 5.0.x: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/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.