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OS 10.4 - Cannot open certain applications, very frustrating.


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gin8u

 
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After owning my laptop for over a year, i finally decided to create a 2nd account.
that said, I cannot open iTunes or Proteus (an MSN-like program). They both give me errors like this:




what can i do ?
All my other programs Photoshop, After Effects, Toast (etc) work perfectly. it seems to be only those 2 applications that are causing a problem. They are located in my Applications folder.
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Hmm...

Go to iTunes in your Applications folder.

Do File > Get Info

What are your settings in the Ownership & Permissions section?


Mine is like this:



With these settings ^ , you should be able to open iTunes fine in ANY account.

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it was originally those settings, it didnt work, so I had changed the "owner" to my managed account name. It then gave me the message (in my first post).

Now when i revert back to "owner: system" it says "you do not have permission to open iTunes".


and as you can see in my account permissions, "iTunes" is selected as "allow"
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Hmm...

I'm not an expert on permissions.

But I remember
when I accidentally set the permissions of EVERYTHING in my Applications folder to my user account,
I re-set the permissions of the essential apps (like System Preferences, iTunes, etc.) by using Disk Utility.

Open Disk Utility: /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app

Select your hard drive,
and do Verify Disk Permissions then Repair Disk Permissions.

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It worked !
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although my Proteus is still not working as it should be, it keeps for a keychain password, which i do not seem to have. MSN messenger is doing the same thing.

can anyone help me with that ?
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it keeps for a keychain password -> it keeps asking for a keychain password?

And no, I don't think I can help with that though.

Did you previously set a password or something?

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it keeps asking for a keychain password?
yea thats what i meant sorry.
I don't think I set any passwords for it. although if i did, i already tried typing in most passwords i use, which didn't work.
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