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  1. #1

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    Mar 01, 2012
    Unhappy unable to install software.
    When I try to install software downloaded from the internet, such as antivirus or microsoft office, I am told that the "folder is not writable". Help would be much appreciated.

  2. #2

    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone7, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 9.7, AppleTV (4)
    At what point are you getting this error?

    What Mac do you have and which version of OSX?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    McBie's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.12.latest
    What " folder " are you talking about ?

    Do you have permission to write to that " folder " ( right click on the folder / Get Info and at the bottom of that small window are your permissions )
    Post a print screen if you are in doubt.

    Cheers ... McBie
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