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trying to upgrade to firefox 4. getting error message "Opperation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privlidges for some items"
trying to upgrade to firefox 4. Got error message after dropping the icon in the applications folder. "the operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some items"
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If you get an error message that you do not have sufficient permissions to update then easiest is to 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 4.0.x: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html
- Firefox 3.6.x: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.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.
Will doing the clean install eliminate my bookmarks as well? If so is there a way to save them?
If you only drag the Firefox application to the Trash then you shouldn't lose any profile data.