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Can't download new 5.0.1 version don't "have authorization"... I own the computer!

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When I access Firefox I get a message that I'm no longer protected against attacts - I need the new Firefox 5.0.1. So I download it and when I go to install it I'm denied because I "don't have authorization for some components". I own the computer if I don't have access who does?

What do I need to do to access the new program?

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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.