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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2008
    Cannot Install The Sims. Help!
    2.2ghz MacBook
    OS_X 10.5.4

    So after installing "The Sims Complete" DVD, I try to open the application and get the following error message stating, "The Sims Complete requires Read/Write access to the "User folder". It go's on to say:

    ..."The current user does not have Read/Write privileges. Install The Sims Complete on this user or another user with sufficient privileges."

    I am the only user on this computer, the "user data" folder is read/write (I even went back and unchecked/then checked it again), and I can't figure out why this will not open.

    Anyone with any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2008
    Solved! The ole' uninstall and re-install. I guess a file wasn't copied right in the initial process.

    Thanks Guys!

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2008
    Well, I thought that solved the problem. It did, for one sitting. The G/F went to play it again today and it displayed the same error. I guess I will call tech support Monday, but any help in the meantime would be much appreciated.


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    Sep 30, 2007
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    Download ACL Fix and run that. With its drop-window open, drag and drop your home folder on it, then click "Fix". Hopefully that will do the trick.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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