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Monday, August 15, 2011

Getting that "Your user privileges do not allow Fireworks to update your registry..." Error?

So, are you getting that "Your user privileges do not allow Fireworks to update your registry..." error too? Annoying, isn't it?
Yea, I agree. And, like you I'm sure, it's been one of those things I wanted to look into "next time I had a spare minute" - like that ever happens.
So, I sucked it up, dug in, and found the (ok, *a*) solution.
Here ya go:
  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Find your Fireworks.exe file (On my Windows 7 system, I found mine here: \Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Fireworks CS5.1)
  3. Right-click on it, select Run As and choose an administrator account. 
  4. Click ok.
Easy peasy. Of course, even easier would be never having the problem, right? ;-)