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Anonymous
2012-05-19
2013-06-12

  • Anonymous
    2012-05-19

    Having problems installing additional preset types.
    Error reads:
    Failed to create 'Presets' folder.
    You don't have permission to save the file "Media converter" in the folder "Application support"

    OS X 10.7.3 Intel Core 2 Duo

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-07-19

    I am having the same problem, did you ever find a solution?

     
  • It is because the folder do not exist and/or is not owned by you.
    Use the Terminal application:
    1) Move to right folder:

    cd /Library/Application\ Support/
    

    2) As a administrator (sudo) change owner for the folder you are creating. Insted of XXX use your username (if you do not know it, use the command

    whoami
    

    ). Pipe the command ( with | ) to mkdir to create the folder:

    sudo chown XXX Media\ Converter | mkdir Media\ Converter
    

    You will have to enter your password when asked.
    Good luck!

     
  • Dave Vinall
    Dave Vinall
    2012-10-06

    I had the same problem, but didn't have to go into terminal

    I went to Macintosh HD>Library>Application Support  - and selected the Application Support folder, right-clicked and chose "Get Info"

    At the bottom of that window is a drop down arrow that says "Sharing & Permissions".  I clicked that open, clicked on the locked padlock, put in my computer's admin password (the one you use when you instal programs) and then changed admin's permission to "Read & Write"

    Done.

    If someone knows more about Macs and this sort of stuff, I'd appreciate if you could tell me if I've done something stupid!