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UPDATE WON'T INSTALL ON MY MAC (OS SIERRA VER. 10.12.6)

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Firefox keeps telling me there is an updated version (I currently have version 50.0.2) on my Mac (OS Sierra Version 10.12.6). It's not automatically updating, and when I try to manually update it, it says I don't have permission to do it. This is my home personal computer, and I'm entering the correct Administrator password, but it still won't download the update.

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I'm not personally familiar with permission issues on Mac.

Have you tried using the About Firefox dialog method listed in this article: Update Firefox to the latest release?

If you need to manually replace your current Firefox, I believe that involves downloading the new DMG file, "trashing" the existing firefox.app file, and then installing the new version from the DMG file. However, as a Windows person, that isn't first-hand information.