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The operation cannot be completed because some items had to be skipped.


"The operation can't be completed because some items had to be skipped. For each item, choose File>Get Info, make sure "Locked" is deselected, and then check the Sharing and Permissions section. When you are sure the items are unlocked and not designated as Read Only or No Access, try again."

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Dragging Firefox into the Applications folder

Installed Plug-ins

Nothing as Firefox itself is not installed on this brand new iMac.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_4) AppleWebKit/534.56.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.6 Safari/534.56.5

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How the heck do I know what items have been skipped?!?

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Try this: File >Get Info > Sharing & Permissions > clicked the + and add (Me) from the popuplist and selecte Read & Write.

Troubleshooting permissions issues in Mac OS X

BUT FIRST see this : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/886995

thank you

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