Firefox Mac Won't Update

I have had  my FireFox browser set to update automatically for years.  Recently, I keep getting this message when it wants to update
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Tim LapinComputer Consultant (Desktop analyst)Commented:
Well, I'll ask the obvious question:  Are you an admin on the Mac?

Assuming you are, I would:
-  Download a fresh copy of Firefox
-  Trash the old one
-  Install the new one
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
yes I am the only user and admin.  How do I trash the old one and will I lose anything?
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Odd, do you have problems updating other applications as well or just this one?
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sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
just this one.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You could setup sync under FireFox - Preferences. When synced, drag FireFox from Applications to Trash and reinstall. Once reinstalled, enable sync again to get all your settings, history etc. back.

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Tim LapinComputer Consultant (Desktop analyst)Commented:
yes I am the only user and admin.  How do I trash the old one and will I lose anything?

You shouldn't lose anything; your profile should be safe in your user library.  To be sure, you can copy your profile to the Desktop as a precaution.
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
You both were very helpful.

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