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I was trying to change a file entry in the system files. After making the changes I clicked on "save" and was then told that I do not have the permission to write to this file. I checked the "get info" to this file and saw I can only read this file. I am however the administrator so why can I not make changes?
This is what I was trying to do:
Getting rid of Tynt in OSX

Mac OS/X

In Finder, from the Go menu, choose "Go to folder."

In the "Go to the folder" dialog, type "/etc/".

From the /etc/ folder window, open the "hosts" file in a text editor.

Add the following to the hosts file in its own line, using the site that applies to you:


127.0.0.1 tcr.tynt.com

Save and quit.

At this point I was told that my changes could not be saved as I have no rights.

In System Accounts I am set as the administrator. I am on automatic Login. I was asked for my password in order to save my settings in the text editor which I entered but was then again told that I do not have the permission. The "get info" on the host file shows me as read only. How can I change this?

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