Why do I get an access denied error (1008:5, -5000) when trying to install KaleidaGraph under OS X?

Try installing directly into the Applications directory. You cannot install it at the root level of the Macintosh HD or you will get this error.

You may not have administrator access or the permissions are not set properly on one of the directories. You can use the following steps to repair the permissions:

  1. Open the Disk Utility application (/Applications/Utilities).
  2. Click the First Aid tab.
  3. Select the Max OS X volume.
  4. Click Repair Disk Permissions. Quit Disk Utility when finished.
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