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  1. #1


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    Cannot open certain applications, very frustrating.
    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.

  2. #2


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    Specs:
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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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  3. #3


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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"

  4. #4


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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.
    Cog 0.07 audio player - cogx.org
    AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPC, OGG, SHN, WAV, WV, tracker formats,
    VG music formats, cue sheets, M3U & PLS, Growl, Last.fm, Apple Remote
    Latest Nightly Build (0.08) (new interface!) - Got ideas? Report bugs?

  5. #5


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    It worked !
    thanks

    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 ?

  6. #6


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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?
    Cog 0.07 audio player - cogx.org
    AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MPC, OGG, SHN, WAV, WV, tracker formats,
    VG music formats, cue sheets, M3U & PLS, Growl, Last.fm, Apple Remote
    Latest Nightly Build (0.08) (new interface!) - Got ideas? Report bugs?

  7. #7


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    Quote Originally Posted by remain View Post
    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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