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Applications folder ownership problem and fix System
My 'Applications' folder has a strange owner. It's simply owned by "", with no name. Every time I try to add an application (by just dragging it to the window) I get this error:

The item "pepper -3.6" could not be moved because "Applications" cannot be modified.

I can get around this by logging in as root and moving files using the command line, but I don't get who this owner "" is, and why it;s there. Any suggestions??

Thank you, Alex Colomb.
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change permissions and owner of folder.
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 25, '01 02:00:13PM
from the terminal su to root.
then type:
cd /
chown root Applications (changes owner)
chmod 775 Applications (changes permissions)
chgrp admin Applications (changes group to admin (which you probably are)
i hope this helps!

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