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When I attempt to install a new version of firefox, I get an error message saying I do not have sufficient privileges for some of these items. What does this mean, and how can I correct this??

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Uninstall your current Firefox

Download latest Firefox version from one of these links using some other Web Browser:

Installing Firefox on Mac

Check and tell if its working.

Modified by Hasan

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If there are 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 disk image (dmg) file to the desktop

  • Trash the current Firefox application to do a clean (re-)install
  • Install the new version that you have downloaded

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