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Running Mac 10.5.8 with Firefox 3.0.6, want to update, get message 'I do not have sufficient priviledges to complete...', where do I find offending folder without priviledges?


I have a MacBook Pro running 10.5.8. Firefox 3.0.6 is installed. When I try to update I get a message saying that I do not have sufficient priviledges to complete part of the operation. I take that to mean a folder containing part of the application Firefox is read only rather than read and write. I know how to change that but I've looked at the obvious Firefox folder but don't know where else to look for the offending folder.

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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.

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Very helpful, it worked, thanks

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You're welcome