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i was using skype and i got a message informing me that a newer version was available.

i d/.loaded the newer version .

a dialogue box opened and told me to drag the skype icon into my application forlder.

as i did this, was told an older version was there and did i want to replace it with the newer version.

i said yes. and i got another box, informing me.....the operation cannot be completed because you do not have suffient privelidges for some of the items...

can anyone help me out please. i am the only person who uses this imac and not sure what to do.

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Delete the "old" one from your apps folder first, then drag the new version there.

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You'll need to be an Administrator in order to do this. You can check in System Preferences -> Accounts:

 

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Also, a trick i've seen work is to drag the Application to your Desktop first, then drag it to the Applications folder. This should present you with a dialog box, where you can authenticate as an administrator.

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I get that dialog every time too, you can either try the suggestion that the others have stated here, or just do it again. The second time I drag it to the Apps folder and tell it to replace, it always works for me.

 

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thank you very much , Graham,.

worked a treat.

owe you a beer

chris

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