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    Access rights
    I am new to the Mac os software, I am trying to create a folder and am being told I do not have rights to do this?

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    Where are you trying to create the folder?

    Are you an admin user?

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    I am trying to create a new folder in Numbers for 2012 accounts.

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    Repeating: WHERE are you trying to save this new folder? What *location on the hard drive* (or IOW inside what existing folder)?

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    You only have write privileges to your home folder and a few folders outside of it (such as /tmp) that you should avoid using. The permissions were designed this way to add a level of security to the OS (thank you Unix heritage). In layman's terms, you should be saving files to your user directory and there only.
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